The Forge: Master the Ancient Art of Metalworking

John Vivian's guide to mastering the ancient art of metalworking takes you from basic tools to working with metals as various as bronze and high-carbon steel. Our guide will have you metalsmithing in no time.

| February/March 2000

John Vivian shares a guide to mastering the art of metalworking. 

The Village Blacksmith (redacted)

Under a spreading chestnut tree
The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
. . .

Week in, week out, from morn till night,
You can hear his bellows blow;
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
With measured beat and slow, . . .

Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
Each burning deed and thought!

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

9/12/2013 6:30:06 AM

Nice Article.. Will Surely Share It, I Love The Poem In Beginning Of The Post :) are a kind of inebriety !

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