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- Hot Tips for the Blacksmith DVD Lockhart, Doug$24.00
In his 32 years as a full-time Artist Blacksmith, Doug Lockhart has been committed to the preservation of the blacksmithing trade. In this second episode of The Lockhart Series of Industrial Videos for Beginner to Intermediate Blacksmiths, he cover the basics of: * Making Hearts * Drawing Out * * * * Making Leaves * Forge Welding
Plus a bonus demonstration of the world famous STICKY WELDLearn More
- Jewelry Techniques of West Africa DVD Cheminée, Mathhieu$36.00
Jewelry Techniques of West Africa is a two-hour video presentation which takes us into contemporary workshops in senegal, Guinea and other countries of West Africa where we see master craftsmen forging, making chains and creating delicate filigree. In an innovative approach, the video uses very little voice-over instruction, relying instead on the time-honored methods of the African tradition, where apprentices observe silently until the techniques are deeply understood. In addition to chapters on tools, forging, chains and filigree, this video includes a section in which Matthieu Cheminée, the author and filmmaker, describes some of the basic procedures used, making this video practical for working jewelers as well as fascinating for anyone interested in these ancient techniques.
Two-hour DVDLearn More
- Keeper of the Gate DVD Flander, David$25.00
Keeper of the Gate The Life and Works of Philip Simmons Master Blacksmith
Philip Simmons, now the most celebrated of Charleston ironworkers, was born on near-by Daniel Island in 1912. A Charleston resident since 1919, he attended local schools but received his most important education from local blacksmith Peter Simmons, who ran a busy shop at the foot of Calhoun Street. Here he acquired the values and refined the talents that would sustain him throughout his long metalworking career.
Moving into the specialized field of ornamental iron in 1938 , Simmons fashioned more that two hundred decorative pieces of ornamental wrought iron: gates, fences, balconies, and window grills. The city of Charleston is truly decorated from end to end by his hand.
In 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded him its National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor that the United States can bestow on a traditional artist.
John Michael Vlach, author, Charleston Blacksmith: The Work of Philip Simmons
Pieces of his work were acquired as well by the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1995 Emmy Award
The video tape first aired on NBC in Charleston, 7:30 pm on June 9, 1994, the 82nd birthday of Philip Simmons.
- Mokume Gane DVD Midgett, Steve$49.95
Mokume Gane In the small Shop
The classic step by step instructional presentation 2 Disc Set
Here is the clssic and complete "how to" guide for creating quality diffusion bonded mokume gane. Using tools you probably already own, Midgett takes you through the process he developed and shows you how to make beautiful mokume gane on a small scale. Sections include cover appropriate metals for mokume, diffusion theory, and building what Midgett call the $10 Gas Kiln. Also demonstrated are step by step instruuctions on laminating a mokume billet, making it into sheet and a variety of pattering techniques.
Disc 1: Chapter 1: Introduction to Mokume - Chapler 2: Metals - Chapter 3: Tools - Chapter 4: The $10 Gas Kiln Chapter 5: Pouring the Ingot - Chapter 6: Metals Compatibility
Disc 2: Chapter 1: Pre-lamination and Firing - Chapter 2: Preparing the Roll - Chapter 3: From Billet to Sheet - Chapter 4: Patterning
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- NOTES Bobby Hansson DVD McCreight, Tim$20.00
Bobby Hansson is a photographer, filmmaker, tinworker, blacksmith, author, and teacher. For fifty years he has brought his unique and quirky whit to his wide range of endeavors. This DVD includes an overview of the man and his work, along with more than 300 embellished envelops by Bobby and his friends, interviews, musical instrumentsm and a general introduction to Hanssonology.
Running time approx. 70 minutesLearn More