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Hey, let's start a thread of good videos to share. Give a short description of the video and the link.

All, I poke around on youtube for blacksmithing videos. I found this one a bit mesmerizing. There is no voice and the music gets annoying about 1/2 through but this is like a 12 minute crash course on making an ornate gate. Check it out... Assuming I know how to post a video link. It's German from the 30s and the guy has a hitler mustache but don't let that bother you. There is a lot of mortice and tenon joinery, interesting cuts and bends, a use of the vice that is so obvious but somehow I never thought of it. His delicate use of the hammer is also interesting. Lots of little tap tap blows while tweaking to finish. It's obvious this is not his first time at the anvil.

http://www.youtube.c...e&v=PwgIjPEZzSE

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That was a pretty cool video. I'm glad that there are still some old video that shows how the old smiths did various procedures. Thank you for posting. :)

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I just found and so far really like these two. Video one is preparing materials, welding and some light shapeing, while vireo 2 is grinding, sanding, etching and finishing. I will admit I watched them mutted so I don't know about the audio, music or commentary but watching the process was enjoyable to me.

http://youtu.be/gLlObpob6lg

http://youtu.be/2f01tU9akqY

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If you can't find a "proper" anvil I suppose a dud American 155mm artillery shell will do in a pinch.
(that is not specified here but I believe I saw this same shop in another tourist's video a few years ago which detailed that bit of curiosity in the description, dud round set point down in a tree stump).

http://youtu.be/LuDfTrLzhI8

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Ferrous, my post anvil is made from the 5" square tool steel blanks they forged into 155mm Howitzer rounds, so that makes perfect sense, it's a great anvil!

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I sure hope it's a demilled empty dud!

Reminds me of an old wartime Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs got a factory job as a dud inspector. The shells went by on a conveyor belt and he smacked each one on the nose with a hammer. If it didn't go off he took a piece of chalk and scratched "DUD" on the side and then whacked the next one.

Nice to hear from you Sam. Was trying to remember your old screen name. Escapes me. Did like your old avatar though. For some reason it always reminded me of a picture from the inside liner of the Pink Floyd The Wall album.

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BTW~ The original video showed the shell mounted into a much more substantial stump. There ain't much left of it these days it seems and it appears to wiggle a bit on the heavy hits.

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This norwegian artist is using some interesting heavy gear to make nice sculptures. Turn the volume on for some nice steelbanging sound,

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Corex - great find there! I don't know the words to use to describe how I feel about what Sipola does - perhaps magical is best. There is so much to learn from what is shown here. Thanks!

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http://www.youtube.com/user/1mharold
(Ornamental Wrought Iron I Pt.1 of 6)

http://www.youtube.com/user/atelierferro
(Blacksmith Art part 1-6)

http://www.youtube.com/user/hippynurd
(Tag Team Forging part 1-4)

http://www.youtube.com/user/dblacksmithr
http://www.youtube.com/user/modernblacksmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/ironchick2
http://www.youtube.com/user/MarkAspery
http://www.youtube.com/user/edwyrd
http://www.youtube.com/user/andhija
http://www.youtube.com/user/SolatioRegna
http://www.youtube.com/user/schelfautbert
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http://www.youtube.com/user/oli6619
http://www.youtube.com/user/greatcircleforge
http://www.youtube.com/user/twg6669
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http://www.youtube.com/user/OoOItAmBiE
http://www.youtube.com/user/effectiverealtysites
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http://www.youtube.com/user/RockpileMuseum
http://www.youtube.com/user/DarrellatWareham
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http://www.youtube.com/user/philipvercammen
http://www.youtube.com/user/abanaconference
http://www.youtube.com/user/effectiverealtysites
http://www.youtube.com/user/Rickthedrummer66
http://www.youtube.com/user/TillersInternational
http://www.youtube.com/user/WCBlacksmiths
http://www.youtube.com/user/andhija
http://www.youtube.com/user/indianablacksmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/dg1ferrum
http://www.youtube.com/user/tidewaterforge
http://www.youtube.com/user/metalogical
http://www.youtube.com/user/HaluzaFamily
http://www.youtube.com/user/bobtrowe
http://www.youtube.com/user/kuznicacom
http://www.youtube.com/user/modernblacksmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/gegejmg
http://www.youtube.com/user/arg660
http://www.youtube.com/user/AntonioVersaci
http://www.youtube.com/user/819leforgeron
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http://www.youtube.com/user/StratfordGates
http://www.youtube.com/user/jjf38351
http://www.youtube.com/user/FurnaceCreekForge
http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasBlacksmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/drgnfly4g
http://www.youtube.com/user/poppiesrule
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http://www.youtube.com/user/epicfantasy
http://www.youtube.com/user/djhammerd
http://www.youtube.com/user/wonlungtong
http://www.youtube.com/user/gregdelaunay
http://www.youtube.com/user/bearforge
http://www.youtube.com/user/steelcrazy4me
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http://www.youtube.com/user/CompleteForge
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrMetalworks
http://www.youtube.com/user/irontolivewith
http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasBlacksmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/rantingsmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/tetukobor
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http://www.youtube.com/user/LaforgeRobert
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAshforge
http://www.youtube.com/user/Orcsmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/coppervideo
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrIronman1979
http://www.youtube.com/user/oliverdakers
http://www.youtube.com/user/GustaveJoret
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http://www.youtube.com/user/braedinn
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tonywp80376
http://www.youtube.com/user/JGanvil
http://www.youtube.com/user/GetBentMetal
http://www.youtube.com/user/kerrystagmer
http://www.youtube.com/user/MWSironworks
http://www.youtube.com/user/brianbrazealblacksmi
http://www.youtube.com/user/urihofi
http://www.youtube.com/user/angeleforge
http://www.youtube.com/user/johnwinsloe
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http://www.youtube.com/user/photog607
http://www.youtube.com/user/AmitHarlev
http://www.youtube.com/user/HotIronProductions
http://www.youtube.com/user/forgeworks
http://www.youtube.com/user/backyardblacksmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/dewitkornhorn
http://www.youtube.com/user/DomenicoAlecce
http://www.youtube.com/user/foleysforge
http://www.youtube.com/user/allthingsmetalllc
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDevonblacksmith
http://www.youtube.com/user/LaforgeRobert
http://www.youtube.com/user/emmegroup
http://www.youtube.com/user/fabiocalvetti
http://www.youtube.com/user/nakedanvil
http://www.youtube.com/user/mcusa77
http://www.youtube.com/user/Danner1932
http://www.youtube.com/user/uplange
http://www.youtube.com/user/makemagazine
http://www.youtube.com/user/bjensen5
http://www.youtube.com/user/alectheblacksmith

http://www.youtube.com/user/whiteforge
http://www.youtube.com/user/nommaonline
http://www.youtube.com/user/hammersblow
http://www.youtube.com/user/garyhuston

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Mark Asperys and Bruce Wilcox's vids on U-toob are my favorites..Hands down...I can literally feel my blacksmith I.Q go up when I watch them... :D

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Jesse
Thanks for the video.
It is always a treat to see a pillar in the blacksmithing craft at work.

After watching that video of Hofi, I clicked onto your other videos.
Well; there went my morning of good intentions of getting some work done around here.

Of your many skills that you have developed in your lifetime, I noticed one that stands out to me.
And that is your natural ability to communicate about how to build.
You demonstrated how to make and transfer a pattern of a motorcycle gas tank, from a gas tank.
And then you demonstrated and narrated how to transfer the pattern to a piece of sheet metal along with useful information about several things to consider while doing it.

My point here is that your obvious skills make what you say trustworthy. And then when you link that earned credential along with your natural ability to clearly explain the process in a very simple understandable way, makes me want to encourage you to do more.

Thank You for posting.

My very best to you!
Ted Throckmorton

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