Cast a Mini Aluminum Skillet – Start to Finish

In this video. I’ll show how I cast this mini aluminum skillet using basic materials and skills Welcome to another episode of the Plutonium Bunny The first ingredient is greensand. I store it in these handy cat litter buckets. It is made of cat litter and sand Making the mold is really the most difficult […]

I is for Ironwork

§ (male speaker) I is for ironwork. There’s probably no other American city that has the concentration of historic, forged, architectural ironwork that Charleston, South Carolina, does. § In modern times, probably the best known smith working in Charleston was Mr. Philip Simmons. He began his career as a general blacksmith. (Simmons) I became an […]

Iron Mining | How To Make Everything: Tools (3/6)

I’m on a quest to make my own tools from scratch and after learning some stone age skills it’s on to the Iron Age The stone age ended with the discovery of metal working, in a period between 6000 and 2000 BC the first used iron as a tool was likely made from fallen meteors […]

Herndon & Merry Iron Works | Tennessee Crossroads

(smooth jazzy music) – Thanks a lot, Ed. Well, next up a made in Tennessee story about a family dedicated to making decorative metalworks. Award-winning pieces that have made Middle Tennessee a little prettier and a lot safer. In fact, this is the story of how old-time craftsmanship and new technology helped this company forge […]

Can You Melt Obsidian and Cast a Sword?

Over the past few months I’ve been working on this video as a follow-up to user comments on a previous video on if it’s possible to cast obsidian. This proved to be a major challenge that took six attempts, broke multiple crucibles and two different kilns. But I didn’t want to stop until I finally […]

The Secret of Making a Pattern-Welded Viking Spear

Welcome to an end-to-end from start to finish video on making the Complete Viking Spear. In the Viking Era, the spear was the most common weapon. It had long range and was much cheaper than a sword. The wolf tooth spear in particular has fascinated me since I first saw it in the ‘Swords of […]

Making a Rail Anvil Stand

The rail gets traced here to establish a template The outline is cut using a bandsaw The template fits over the rail in both directions Strips of 1/2″ plywood are cut on the table saw Plywood squares are cut The template is used to trace the outline onto each square Holes are drilled to help […]

The Katana

yep it’s a good time it’s a Japanese sword you’ve probably heard of them and certainly there are many friends of the katana out there I know this because of the comments I received on some of my other videos about swords and stuff on this video sharing site so there are any fans of […]

Welding the Sword Core (A Day at the Forge, Ep2)

A day at the forge is my escape from a busy week at work. It’s what I do on most Saturday mornings and feels almost like a ritual. Today, I am continuing to work on a complex pattern-welded sword I started a few months ago; the sword is slowly emerging at a cadence of roughly […]

How to Rebuild a Propane Forge (Forge Diaries: Ep. 11)

Welcome to another episode of Forge Diaries. Today, I will show you how to rebuild a propane forge – an activity I have to engage in about once a year. When I create swords, I often forge weld different types of steel to create visually interesting patterns. If you have watched some of my videos, […]