A tutorial on building a charcoal 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.
An explanation of the fuels you can use for your forge, focusing on the pros and cons of, and which is right for you. Charcoal, coal, or propane, plus an often overlooked alternative, induction.
The ability to add a deep, rich patina is an important tool in any metalsmith's arsenal. Discover how with liver of sulfur, an inexpensive and effective way to patina copper and brass.
Have you ever thought of metal as your canvas? It's easier to create designs in metal than you think. Acid etching copper and brass yields endless possibilities with impressive results. If you can stamp it, draw it, or write it, you can etch it!
DIY step by step instructions for restoring and refinishing metal projects
How to make a basic welding table from rebar steel and used bed-frame metal.