DIY Propane Burner Basics for Blacksmithing
This article explains the basics of a venturi propane forge burner, as well as some design tips and suggestions. Understanding how a venturi burner for blacksmithing is designed and made will help you decide if it is right for you.
Blacksmithing 101: Getting Started, Choosing Anvils, and More
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about blacksmithing. Learn how to get into blacksmithing, whether you can burn wood or charcoal briquettes, the qualities of an anvil, and much more.
How to Make a Forge From an Old Propane Tank for Blacksmithing
It is easy to make a forge from a propane, helium, or freon tank using these instructions and some fairly inexpensive and common tools.
How to Make a Paint Can Propane Forge for Blacksmithing
DIYing a paint can forge is a great first forge to figure out if blacksmithing is for you. It is inexpensive to make and will work for small metal projects. You can use a propane torch to heat.
How to Make a Coal Blacksmith Forge From an Old Propane Grill
A tutorial on building a coal blacksmith forge from an old propane grill. We will make a simple pipe tuyere forge from a discarded grill, a metal fence post, and a few inexpensive materials.
Basic Blacksmithing: Coal, Charcoal, or Propane for Forge Fuel
Which fuels you can use for your forge? Explore the pros and cons of different fuels to learn which is right for you. Covers charcoal, coal, or propane, plus an often overlooked alternative, induction.
How to Repaint Metal: Restoring and Painting a Rusted Metal Project
DIY step-by-step instructions for restoring and refinishing metal projects.
How to Build a Welding Table From Rebar and Bed-Frame Metal
Discover how to make a basic welding table from rebar steel and used bed-frame metal.
How to Make Medieval Chain Mail at Home
My husband's hobby is inspired by his love of medieval arms and armor. His quest is to make a hauberk, or chain mail suit, entirely from coat hangers. It is the ultimate in extreme knitting, and a great use for all of those metal coat hangers.