Artist Blacksmithing: Techniques in Action, with Peter Parkinson (2 DVDs)
(To see a sample of this DVD click on 'Video Sample' at the end of the DVD description).
You know Peter Parkinson from his bestselling books, 'The Artist Blacksmith' and 'Forged Architectural Metalwork'. Now Peter imparts his knowledge of artist blacksmithing to you in these excellent DVDs with a combined running time of over two-and-one-half hours.
Artist Blacksmithing explains the fundamental techniques of working with hot iron and steel, and suggests how those techniques can be used creatively in designs. Set in his own workshop, it is a rare opportunity to see a leading blacksmith in action.
Peter Parkinson has long been an inspiration to blacksmiths: his enthusiasm for the craft alongside his recognized talent makes him an exceptional tutor. In this film, he brings his own insights to the craft while explaining both the processes and pitfalls.
Chapters cover: Using the forge, safety * Tapering, drawing down * Upsetting * Spreading, use of hammer * Hot cutting * Punching * Twisting * Bending * Joining processes * Toolmaking * Finishing. Click here for Video Sample.