Blacksmithing: Forging a Bottle Opener

Blacksmithing: Forging a Bottle Opener


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free two day shipping. Oh, I missed it. You see like in the old movies they get the rhythm going, it’s like ding ding ding ding ding. We didn’t get anywhere near that. [laughs]>>Man: What was that, I wonder. [laughs]>>Jason Murphy, I can’t believe
it, our time machine worked. Where are we located, Jesse?>>You’re at the
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms in the 1890s.>>Oh good, oh good, for a second there I thought it didn’t work. [laughs] We’re on a quest to create
the Mjölnir of bottle openers. Where do we begin?>>First thing you begin with is a fire.>>Yep. We’ve already got that started. Just remember, make the
fire hotter by doing this.>>How hot do you want it to be?>>Roughly down inside you want it pretty close to 3000 degrees. You want it to actually be
at the base of the fire, a little hotter than the
melting point of steel. That way it will heat up the
steel quickly and efficiently. So, 2550 degrees Fahrenheit is about where it starts melting.>>And nowadays, the
modern way to make anything would be what, you would have a cast, you would just liquefy the steel and pour it in there and you cast it?>>There’s actually three ways.
>>Okay.>>The first is casting,
like what you’re saying. They will pour it into a
mold, let it cool, cast it. And they can cast steel now, not just iron, like the old days. The second way is what
they call drop forging. You probably in wrenches, they say drop forged on them.
>>Yeah.>>That means they took
big bar of hot metal stuck it in something and they literally brought
down this huge weight, slammed it into it and it
impressed it and made the shape. The third one is, standard fabrication. Either they cut away what they don’t need or they cut pieces and weld them together.>>Oh, like machining?>>Yes, machining and welding. One of the ways we use to describe it is, welders are like cabinet makers. They cut pieces up and
rejoin them back together. Blacksmiths are like sculptures, we start with a solid piece,
shape that solid piece into what we’re looking for.>>So, what’s our first step
in making this bottle opener?>>Well, the first step
is, actually we have to work with a piece of steel. This bar of steel, I’ve got
one for you, one for me. I’ve already marked it. We’re going to start heating it up.>>BRIAN: Can I turn the
crank and make it hot?>>JESSE: Yes, what you’re going to do is, you need to turn it in counterclockwise. The fan actually has a direction.>>Okay, got it.>>Okay, what we’re going to do is work it into the fire here. And start getting it hot. Just go ahead and give it air.>>BRIAN: Keep on going? Keep on going?
>>Not that fast.>>BRIAN: Oh, there we go.>>Yeah, you want to keep it kind of slow. I want to keep my airway open. When you’re doing this, we
are not melting the steel. We’re bringing the steel up to a very close high temperature to melting. We want it to be solid but it’s what we call a solid solution. It’s still relatively soft. We can then hit, shape it and get the shapes we want. Basically by treating it like clay except we want to keep our fingers so we can’t use our fingers. We have to use an artificial
thumb called a hammer.>>I know Brian just wants
to crank this like some smoldering demon.
>>That’s all I want to do. Are you kidding me. Like hotter, hotter.
>>Stop. What we want to do is we want to let it soak in just a hair of the heat.>>It feels like we should have gloves on. Why would we not be having gloves?>>Gloves are actually
a bad idea in the forge. Gloves don’t let you know how hot the piece of steel you’re picking up is. However the steel we’re using is so hot, it’ll burn through most gloves. You pick it up, you’re holding it, your hand starts feeling warm. Okay, your mind goes okay put it down. So, I put it down. Problem is you’re still burning because at the point the steels not burning you, the glove is.>>Got it.>>So, you actually are more likely to get burnt with a glove. Whenever we’re in here
we just kind of check it. Okay it’s cold.>>So, it’s weirdly safer to
develop low grade paranoia that all metal things are
ready to burn you at all times.>>That is actually correct, yes.>>Safety is scary. [laughs]>>There is nothing, in
this shop, that is safe. The only safety in this
shop is between your ears and in your hands. So, you guys are in trouble. Just fair warning. [laughs] The first thing we’re going to do is a process called fullering. Fullering is just making a dent, top and bottom, in the steel. It’s going to isolate the two
halves of the bottle opener. One half of the bottle opener is the ring that we’re going to use
for the bottle opening. The other part is the handle. When we work on the ring we
don’t want to effect the handle. We want that to stay separate. So, we do what’s called isolating. And that fullering is isolating the metal. This is called a spring fuller. It is an ugly, little, bent piece of metal that works quite well in letting us put a dent
top and bottom in the steel. Got to have it brushed off enough to be able to see the marks I made a moment ago. If you note, you can see the little mark.>>BRIAN: Oh, yeah.>>JESSE: That’s what you have to do, is you need to find that mark, turn it up, make sure it’s centered. Right there. Make sure you keep it in line. See what I mean.>>BRIAN: Okay.>>JESSE: Okay, that
is all you have to do.>>BRIAN: Forgive me what
does that accomplish again? How does that separate the two parts?>>It will actually isolate
the steel just enough so that we’re less likely
to effect the handle whenever we’re working on this part.>>BRIAN: Oh, that’s great, okay.>>Smash it flat, put it back. Are you ready to try this?>>Ready, ready.
>>All right.>>I’m going to hover my hand. It feels like I can touch this. Oh, wow, yeah that’s a thing.>>JESSE: Okay, first
you have to brush it off. Lay it down, I’ll brush it for you.>>BRIAN: Ah, I have an assistant.>>JESSE: Make sure
you can see your marks. Can you see the marks?>>Yes, I can.>>Okay, slide it in.>>Yep, yep, ready.>>JESSE: Hit it.>>BRIAN: I’m blacksmithing. Is that part of, as you
say, I’m blacksmithing too?>>Stop, turn it sideways,
look at it, there you go.>>Look at that. I did this, I forged.>>We forged.
>>We are mightier now.>>Roll credits because I’m a modern rogue.>>JESSE: Lie it back in.>>JASON: I mean, technically,
you could use that to open a bottle. [laughs]>>Yes. I guess for the rest of the process it’s just a game of, well
I need it to be softer, let me throw it back in
the fire, now it’s softer and now I can shape it.>>The next thing we’re going to do is called a little bit of cleanup.>>When we turned the
farriers rasp into the blade, Chris called that, cleaning
up Brian and Jason’s mistakes. [laughs]>>If I need to do that, I
will be happy to do that. But I believe in you guys. I believe you can do it.>>See, that was Chris’s
mistake, he didn’t believe in us.>>Oh, was that it.
>>Yeah.>>All right, by cleaning it up, what I’m referring to is simply taking it, bringing the ends in just a little. Now that’s getting a little warm. And then hammering it on it to the end. See that ragged piece
is now a little flatter. I’m just trying to round it a little bit. The reason I’m rounding it ahead of time, if it’s rounder it’ll be easier to expand it out into a ring than rather a blocky shape.>>All right.
>>All right, I need to stick mine back in.>>See, I’m confused right now because on the one hand
this is kind of fine work which, we’ve joked about,
is not Jason’s specialty. But on the flip side, it’s
hitting things with a hammer which is kind of Jason’s specialty. [laughs]>>Right, do I need to brush it off again?>>JESSE: No. Let’s see, you got it. Now, turn it up on edge, right on the edge and just start, lift this up, just a little bit, right here.>>Okay.
>>Okay, and then hammer, like this.>>JASON: Oh, like right on the corner.>>Okay, now do the other side. That’s all you got to do. Whoa.
>>Okay, that’s good.>>Just a little bit, slide it back in. All right, the next part, we’re
going to put a hole in it. And we’re going to do that by punching. This is a punch. You note, it’s not round.>>BRIAN: Yeah, why?>>We want to keep as much of the steel involved in this as possible.>>Okay.>>The steel is longer than it is wide. So, to get a big hole, I’m
going to punch it in a slot then we going to drive something into it to spread it out and make it round. You’re going to have to be careful, okay. So, I’m going to help
you with the punching. I’m going to let you do the hitting. [laughs] You guys get to hit it,
however, I’m going to hold it and put it in the right spot for you. All right. Make sure I’ve got a good mark. Yep, it’s called a witness mark. There we go.>>Now, did you just
put the water on there because it looked really cool.>>No, you have to quench it otherwise you mess up the punch.>>Oh, for a second, on the
punch, I thought, “Why is “the punch so hot?”>>Then you saw that the orange.>>It was just paint. [laughs]>>And you can see, now there’s a hole in.>>Yeah.
>>Cool.>>Nice clean little hole. That hole is what we need
to go on to the next step. Got the steel good and
hot, are you prepared?>>Yes, sir.>>JESSE: Hit it hard.>>Whoops.
>>Hard. Okay, you got to let me get it back.>>Oops, sorry.>>Got to let me get it back in line.
>>Say when.>>Because every time
you hit it when it’s of we get a bigger mark and
it’s hard to line it up. Hit it again. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay, we’re going to
have to heat it back up.>>Failed.
>>It’s all right.>>Failed.
>>It’s all right. There was progress. [laughs]>>Progress was made.
>>Yeah.>>When you’re holding the hammer, the closer you are to the
head, the more control. The farther you are from the head, the more power.
>>More power, got it.>>JESSE: Stop. Doing much better there, okay. Stop. Okay, couple more. Stop. Okay did you hear the
difference on the last couple?>>Oh yeah, it started to ring.>>JESSE: That ringing means
we’ve reached that point. Now, this, we’re going to have
to be a lot more careful about.>>BRIAN: Okay, so lighter or?>>JESSE: Hit hard. Let me get it lined up. Again, hard. Okay. All right. Stop.>>Yeah.
>>Yeah.>>Now, hit the metal
itself, not the punch. There we go.>>We made a hole.
>>You’ve got a hole.>>Ay!
>>It’s a tiny little hole. Now we’re going to make it bigger.>>Okay, and so, what are the tools that we use to widen that?>>Well, you call the tool a drift. Mainly because it drifts through.
>>Okay. We’re just taking a series of pegs that we put in and it just
widens everything out. Okay.
>>Just stretch to out. That’s getting a little warm. Then, you can see how much bigger the hole is.>>Oh yeah, huge difference. Which part do you want to hold. [laughs]>>JESSE: All right.>>There you go, sir.>>JESSE: You want to put
it over the hardy hole.>>BRIAN: Okay.>>JESSE: There you go. Keep going. And stop. I don’t want this to cause a problem.
>>Yep.>>JESSE: One thing that you can do. Come in here. Work that corner. Walk it across like that.>>JASON: Oh yeah, and
just using your drift as the pivot.
>>Oh, got it, okay.>>JESSE: And the good thing is, it let’s the drift loosen up so that you can get it.>>That’s a fine hole we’ve punched.>>JESSE: Now, quench the drift.>>All right, I’m going to try to do exactly that, that’s awesome.>>Now we’ve got a nice big hole. There you go.>>BRIAN: I can do this.>>There you go.
>>In the hole.>>JESSE: Lost your heat so pull it out, balance it there and rotate the steel.>>Oh there we go.
>>There you go.>>BRIAN: That makes a lot for sense.>>JESSE: Rotate the other way. There you go, there you go.>>Now, when you visibly lose your heat is that when, you want to?>>Go ahead, put that back in. Yes.
>>That’s when you want to switch?>>When it goes to black you want to stop.>>Okay.
>>Okay. The good thing is, you
left a little bit of work for Jason to do.>>You’re welcome.
>>Thank you.>>JESSE: This one’s yours. Pull it out, put the drift in. And get to beating on it.>>JASON: It’s very hot.>>JESSE: Hard. And stop. Go ahead and put it on the edge. Always hit straight in. Just rotate the steel under the hammer. There you go.
>>Nice.>>Okay stop, go ahead and set it back in the fire.
>>All right.>>JASON: What is that?>>That is called a right angle bic or a right angle horn. You see how big it looks now.>>BRIAN: Yeah.>>And that is all of the drifting we’re going to need.>>BRIAN: I’m ready.>>JESSE: Okay, go ahead. Turn it upside down. There you go, that way. Just beat it. Keep going, keep going. Okay, stop.>>There we go. Hey, hey, look at that.>>Nice big hole.>>I don’t want to jinx it
but you kind of looked like you knew what you were doing.>>It felt dangerously close. [laughs]>>Light it back in the fire.>>Roger that.>>The next thing we’re going to do is we’re going to thread that
hole onto that right angle bic. And we’re going to clean
it up a little bit. So, basically you’ll thread it on. Flip it over. Note that it looks much more round.>>Yeah
>>Looks great. You’re not hitting it very hard, are you?>>BRIAN: No.>>It should be hot, test it and see. Okay, go ahead.>>JASON: Pull it off flip it over.>>I guess that’s that nice thing is that you get kind
of, I don’t want to say, unlimited chances to fix what goes wrong. I mean, at some point, does the metal just get too fatigued to work with?>>No, the metal won’t get too fatigued because we’re heating it up. Fatigue would come about from
putting stress into the metal. Every time you’re heating it up you’re actually relaxing that stress if you let it sit in the
fire for a little bit.>>Got it.>>You’re going to do the same thing.>>JASON: All right.>>JESSE: Don’t hit the side, hit the end.>>JASON: Oh hot, hot.>>Yes, very much so actually. There we go.
>>Yeah.>>A lot more round. All right, we’ve done
about as much as we can with the bottle opener part. Now we got to make the handle. Then we’ll come back and
finish up the bottle opener. This is the part where you
get to try cutting something.>>With a sword? [laughs]>>To cut steel, we use a chisel, okay. Now if you use a chisel,
we have a slight problem. If you use a chisel, got to
have a hand for the hammer, a hand for the chisel,
a hand for the steel. Look what I’m missing.
>>Right.>>But we can turn the chisel around put it in through the hardy hole.>>Oh, I thought he said party hole. [laughs]>>You guys are going
to use the brass hammer. Because if you cut through
too far with that one you’ll scar up the face,
you’ll dull the cutting surface and problems happen. We’ve got a lot of metal that we’re going to
make that handle out of. We want enough to be able
to have room to beat on it. So, we’re going to take a little extra. So, roughly about two inches. What I recommend is, start on the side. Strike it hard. Lay it down. That puts a mark there. And then rotate it up carefully making sure you’re lined up. You’ll note I’ve cut
in from all four sides. You’re going to hold it up, I’m going to grab a hold,
we’re going to grab a hold. And break it off.>>Wow.
>>Oh, there it is.>>So it doesn’t have to be super precise on that first one. But everything after that has to exactly match all the way around.>>Exactly. You’re lining up the scoring
line all the way around. Hit it hard. One more. One more. Stop. Go ahead. Stop. Stop. Stop. Okay, just like that and
bend it back and forth.>>Yeah. That’s still hot.>>This is the process
we call drawing out, for drawing out steel. Note that I’m careful
about where I place it. And I want to hammer straight down. Then I want to come here. Smooth it out. Then hit it some more.>>So basically just taking flattening, stretching and lengthening.>>Yeah, we’re squeezing it in this way. Keeping it from getting an I-beam shape by flattening it here and bringing it in. This is the point where we’re
not going to go any farther. You want to get it to about
here which is a little about five eighths of
an inch, half an inch. That’s about the thickness
you want for the handle. However, it’s very thick. We don’t need it to be that thick, we need it longer so better handle. So, what we’re going to do is
we’re going to draw that out next. Yes, time to beat on it, let Jason up. [laughs]>>BRIAN: We all have our special gifts.>>You have to be a little more careful when beating on it, okay. These tongs are flexible on the end. That means you can get a tighter grip. It’ll hold if there’s
vibration at this end it’s not going to jar your hand loose, it’s just going to shift a little. So you’re going to keep a
better grip with this pair. All right, turn around, go to the anvil. Like so. Nope, come back to about right here. Okay and just hammer straight down. Keep trying to hit that. That’s okay, just keep going. Stop.
>>Damn.>>Now I want you to hit it flat. Stop. These are actually manipulators designed to be used with power hammers.>>JASON: I think it’s
just he’s hammer’s better.>>That is a bigger hammer.>>It’s a better hammer.>>You have that much.>>It’s not the 19 years of experience?>>Well, yeah, you know, I mean.>>See, the problem is I’m not worthy. I literally can’t pick It up.>>JASON: That’s what it is.>>Which of you wants to do the peening?>>I’ll peen. I don’t know what peening is.>>Brian is huge into peen. [laughs]>>I think you meant that a different way. [laughs] When you’re looking at the hammer. That’s the face, that’s the peen. That’s why you call this ball peen. The peen is a ball.
>>Got it.>>One of my favorite
descriptions was started by Mark Aspery, that’s
where I heard it first. It’s called the cow patty
theory of blacksmithing. We’re talking, cow flop out in the field. Imagine being a little kid, run up, leap into the middle of it. You know what’s going to happen
splik in every direction right? Technically, that’s what
happens when we hit steel. If you took a two foot square of plywood ran up and smacked that down, every bit of it moves at
the same rate, outward. That’s like using the face of the hammer. If you were to have a
real fit of insanity, grab your mum’s mixing bowl, ran out there and smack it down in the center. The very center is going
to move out rapidly. But the rest of it is just
going to move kind of slow. That’s like using the
ball on the ball peen. We also have rounding hammers which is more like using
a serving dish, okay. So, you get very, very
rapid, aggressive movement in the center but it dulls out as it goes. If you were to take a two by four, smack it down into it, you going to see either side but you really don’t get any on you. That’s like using the
cross peen or straight peen or diagonal peen
depending on what you got. The reason we use this is we get a lot of movement this way, very little movement this way. What we want to do with this handle is we want to stretch it
out but not widen it. We’re going to hold when it’s over here and hit it with the peen and walk down it. And that’s going to
stretch that handle out and make it thinner.>>Okay, got to say it, now I’m just thinking about cow poop a lot.>>Yeah.>>JESSE: Hold it across
like this, start here. Note, I’m hammering about the same spot. But I’m moving the steel away from it. Then come back here.>>BRIAN: Now you’re
back to the flat side.>>JESSE: And I want to
smooth it out a little bit.>>But you’re using the
flat end of the hammer rather than the peen end.>>Yes, to flatten it, you use the flat. To peen it you use the peen.>>Okay, so you just swap
it over when you rotate.>>Yeah, yeah.
>>Great, I got you.>>Now, we’re going to
do one pass on one side. Heat it up again. Do another pass on the other side.>>Cool, and it just
becomes second nature, you’re just doing it by feel basically.>>Yeah, I’ve reached the point where I don’t even think about it. I just know and my hand adjusts. This time don’t be quite as aggressive with the hammer blows. You want to hit it with authority but you don’t want to
dig it all the way in because you don’t want to make a big dent. Its hard to get those out.>>Right, we don’t want
to break it in half.>>JESSE: Take it, pull it
through right about there. Start peening. Start right up close to the edge. Keep going.>>BRIAN: You got to pull it.>>Yep.
>>Yeah. Now, push it back, do it again.>>BRIAN: I’m getting it now. Yeah.>>JESSE: Do it again. Start at the top. There you go. Good. I’m going to get mine next. That’s about a length we’re going to want. See how much thinner.
>>Wow.>>Okay, that’s gives us a nice handle. Do you want it smooth or you want texture.>>I’m fine with texture.>>Stop, more attention on the top. You’ve got the back thinned out enough. Okay, go back, smooth it out. Sill got a lot of thickness right here. I’m going to get that
stretched for you, real quick.>>BRIAN: Perfect. Yeah, one of those hits I definitely felt a piece of scale landed.>>Oh really.
>>It is that kind of thing, where it’s like, it’s burning me. But it goes away, it’s like, it’s not even worth reaching over. That makes a huge difference.>>JASON: Want me to pull it back, at all.>>No, let him just work around it. Do one side. Just kind of hammer down the length and just smooth it out. Okay flip it over, do the other side. You always want to hit both sides. All right good.>>Hey, he said good, no backsies. [laughs]>>JASON: He said it, it’s on camera. [laughs]>>Breaking the corners essentially means putting a 45 degree
angle along the corner. Just to keep it from
being sharp in your hand.>>BRIAN: Oh, and so we’re just barely taking the edge off of this.>>JESSE: Yeah, we’re
not hitting it very hard, just enough, take the corner of. What I want you to do, pick one side.>>BRIAN: This is the texturing
what you’re talking about?>>JESSE: Yep, and just beat it up. But you want to do it when
it’s at a red heat or colder. Otherwise you go and you
mess with it too much.>>BRIAN: Yeah, I like that.>>Overlap the hammer blows. And it gives it a nice,
kind of a rock like texture. Last thing you want to do,
even though it’s nice and cold, you want to come down one last pass. And just kind of smooth out the edge. Go back, tap it, tap it. Now we’ve got a nice textured edge. Remember this is the top. Okay, tilt it. There you go. Now flip it over and
look at the other side and see if there’s any
more 45ing you got to do. Now you want to just peen it. And just kind of walk it all over. Little bit harder. You’re wanting to make
little dents in the surface but you’re not wanting to
draw it out or anything. Now, look at the texture,
see if you’re happy with it.>>BRIAN: Yeah, that’s coming together.>>Looking all right.
>>Yeah, right.>>Turn on the edges and
just kind of go over it once on the edges and kind of
smooth it out a little bit. Okay, that’s it. You didn’t lose much of your corner, 45, so don’t worry about that. So, this part, we’re going
to use wolf jaw tongs. Keep in mind these are not flexible rings, they’re a little harder to hold.>>You going to feel
that twang in your hand.>>Yep, but they give
you a lot better grip, in the long run, for this part. The bottle opener is not perfectly round. It comes up and then it’s kind of ovalled. Almost flat on the very end. That’s so that it doesn’t
reach all the way over the cap, it just reaches in the middle of the cap. It also has a little tab that catches the underside of the cap. That’s what we got to do now.>>That’s some fine detail
work there, it seems like.>>It’s actually not as bad as you think.>>Okay.>>We have a lovely tool for that called a punch. For this part, I’m going to
ask you to hold it for me.>>Okay.
>>Okay.>>Because it’s a lot easier
if you hold the bottle opener and I get to work on the actual piece. Don’t lay it on the anvil until I’m ready. Are you ready?
>>I’m ready.>>JESSE: All right, take it. Okay, set it on the anvil. What we want to do is we want
to get it about half and half. Right about there. And you can see, now I have the tab. See what I mean.>>Nice.>>Just that quick and easy. And I want to do one last
pass, right along here. Move this back out. Come over here. You guys about ready to do the punching?>>Ready.
>>Yes, sir.>>Now when you hold the punch you want to hold it so
that about two thirds of it is on the metal, one third’s off. As you hit down into it, it’s
going to squeeze that metal out. And sometimes it even helps when you go on there, you
angle it this way just a hair. That way when you hit it
you push it toward that bit. Then the next one, hit it flat.>>Okay, there we go.
>>There you go. Hit it good and hard. Now level it out. Just go down. Okay, stop. Got a good tab.>>All right.
>>All right.>>For the next piece it’s relatively easy to do. It’s just hard to hold.>>Oh, wow.
>>Oh, yeah, okay.>>You want to bend it down. Then right on the end
straighten it back up. Just like that.
>>Got it.>>See how now it comes up like that.>>BRIAN: Yeah, kind of an S-curve thing.>>That’s what you want to do with this part. Pull it out. You’re going to hold it, brace it on your hip.
>>Yep.>>Hammer straight toward it.
>>Okay.>>And what it’s going to do is you going to take it from
the round and smash it down.>>Okay, got it.>>Then you turn it
over so it’s face down. Tap it so that, that end goes down. Bring it to the other side and just kind of take that last little bit and twist it.
>>Got it.>>JESSE: You want to go
off the edge of the anvil.>>BRIAN: Oh, there you go.>>JESSE: There you go. Straight toward you. There you go. Keep going, keep going. Keep going. Little more. That’s looking good.>>BRIAN: All right, like that.>>Now flip it over.
>>All right.>>JESSE: You want to
balance it right there.>>BRIAN: Here you go, okay.>>JESSE: Stop, now, flip it over. Come to right here. Now straighten that up. Stop, pick it up and look at it.>>Looks like a thing, we made a thing.>>Yes you did. Last touch is all we want to do is, we want to get a little leverage on this. So just kind of bend it over like this. Then take this, clean it off, kind of scrub it a little bit. What this is doing is actually scraping all this excess scale off of it. It’s also smoothing the
surface just slightly. And we have.
>>That looks great.>>A bottle opener.
>>Yeah.>>JESSE: Quench, let’s
set it right there.>>Your turn.
>>Okay.>>JESSE: Hold it down at an angle and just hit the tip and bend it over. Right about there. Scrub the heck out of it. Scrub it hard. I mean, scrub it.>>JASON: It does give that kind of, nice, polished look to it.>>All right.
>>Oh man that is awesome.>>JESSE: Quench it, dip
it down in the water, move it around.>>Oh it hist.
>>Yeah.>>Is it staying wet.
>>It is.>>JESSE: If it stays
wet, it’s cool enough. You have a bottle opener.>>BRIAN: Yeah, well of course,
we’ll be the judge of that. Let me get bottles.>>JASON: Open bottles.>>Gentlemen.>>Moment of truth.>>JASON: Yeah.>>BRIAN: This is great. Jesse, where can people learn so much more about blacksmithing? Right here in Pioneer Farms
in the blacksmith shop. We teach basic blacksmithing classes, advanced blacksmithing classes. After you get done with the basics we’ll teach you knife making,
axe making, tool making and decorative metal work.>>I heard ax making.
>>Yeah, I did.>>Guess who’s coming back. [laughs]>>Be happy to have you back.>>Dude this is awesome.
>>I’ve already named mine.>>To you, Jesse.
>>Salute.>>How come everybody wants to
talk about sex in metaphors?>>That’s kind of my favorite thing.>>Oh, really?>>Oh, yeah, when the rocket
ship finds the quasar.>>When two adults want to make sweet, sweet sandwiches together and sometimes one of them
has the sandwich almost made. And they’re afraid if they
finish their sandwich, the other one will only
have half a made sandwich.>>I feel like this is
a very specific metaphor but keep going.>>Often times, both parties want to have their sandwich complete
at the exact same moment. And sometimes there’s a bunch of tricks that predominantly males use to delay their sandwich completion. The cliche is about
thinking about baseball. You’ve heard this one right?>>Oh yeah, yeah, I don’t
know anything about baseball.>>Okay, I had the same thing. But do you know what
I do know a lot about.>>Did you start resiting
your fire eating thing in the middle of coitus?>>No, but if want to delay
completing my sandwich I will name all of the video
graphics cards, I can think of. [laughs] I’m like, the Nvidea TNT1. The 3Dfx Voodoo, Voodoo2. The Matrox Mystique. Like, these are all
Circa 2000 video cards. [laughs] Roman has figured out a better way to delay the completion of your sandwich. They got these things, they’re swipes. Imagine swiping down the counter top on which you use to make sandwiches.>>You got to cleanup your
cooking and prep area.>>There you go. And chemically it delays the
completion of your sandwich. We’re killing it with this. This metaphor is flawless.
>>This is good.>>And you don’t have to think about graphics cards or baseball. And it doesn’t interrupt the ability of your partners sandwich to be made. We’re almost there, we’re almost there. They’re called swipes. And if you go to getroman.com/roguepe.>>Roguepe.
>>Roguepe. You get $10 off your order,
free two day shipping. We did it, effective metaphor.>>Its a good one.
>>Not creepy.>>Sandwiches are ruined for me. [laughs] And video cards, actually.>>Sorry, sorry.>>Sandwiches, video cards and baseball. [laughs]>>Go ahead and hang on to the hammer.>>Okay. Don’t mind if I do. [laughs] This is how you’re supposed to stand with a blacksmith hammer. I think, it feels right.>>It’s funny how just suddenly
a hammer’s in your hand and your chest just puffs out
and you stand up straight.>>Actually, this is a
good way to hold it too.>>Oh that it good.
>>That’s good, that’s good. [laughs]>>I don’t feel like I’m doing it right. Maybe I got to level up first.

31 thoughts on “Blacksmithing: Forging a Bottle Opener

  1. Happy holidays from the entire Modern Rogue team! Be safe and have fun!
    Congrats to the winner of the misfit Houdini’s Cell: William Carey (we will contact you via email within the next two weeks)

  2. Nice sponsor… Except I have the opposite problem…
    Edit: DE sucks. Especially when your partner thinks it's their fault even when it literally could not have been better.

  3. Is no one going to talk about how much Jason looks like Steve Jobs with that black turtle neck on. In the Roman Advert at the beginning???

  4. I’m not gonna lie. I’m kind of jealous of all the life experiences you guys are making. When you guys are old and gray and looking back on your life as you’re staring at your grandkids, you guys are going to have some great memories and I’m jealous of that.

  5. That's a mighty fine bottle opener you made there boys. Shurikens next week? (Also I feel like some women may object to being asked to make a sandwich, especially in this example. Some guys might actually finish their sandwich faster thinking about video cards… it's kinda weird really.)

  6. The Modern Rogue – This was a fantastic episode! I’ve always wanted to learn blacksmithing but never had the opportunity. I’m 6’3” tall but shaped like a broad bean pod. It’d take me a few years of hammering to look like Jason. Another 20 years more to look like your awesome blacksmith teacher. I’m not built for it because I neglected bodywork when I was young. If I started now, I’d be 70 before I’d be as awesome as your blacksmith teacher but I’d break bones instead of drawing out the steel ?

    Excellent episode! I still prefer the LockPickingLawyer episodes because his hands are the best on YouTube!

    I’d love to put this whole comment in a tweet but too many words. I know! Screenshot!

  7. Just watching this makes you realise how hard it was to make any metal stuff just 150 years back …. Boy it is hard hard work ..

  8. Hey guys I'm going to be honest what these people are teaching you isn't very good. I work in an industrial blacksmith shop in England and some of the stuff they are getting you to do is dangerous and wrong in the amount of heat you are putting into the metal. If you are interested please contact me and I'm sure I could teach you to make all the basics as well as forgoing a Damascus knife at the end.

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