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Artist Blacksmithing: Techniques in Action

Synopsis
ARTIST BLACKSMITHING explains the fundamental techniques of working with hot iron and steel, and suggests how those techniques can be used creatively in designs. Set in Peter Parkinson’s own workshop, it is a rare opportunity to see a leading blacksmith in action. Against the backdrop of the roar of the forge, the dancing of the flames and the glow of hot metal, the DVD explains the fundamental techniques and suggests how they can be used creatively in designs.

Peter Parkinson brings his own insights to the craft while explaining both the processes and pitfalls. The separate chapters cover using the forge, safety, tapering, drawing down, upsetting, spreading, use of the hammer, hot cutting, punching, twisting, bending, the joining processes, toolmaking and finishing.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2007
Subjects
Art; Crafts
Keywords
blacksmiths; metalworking

Credits

Contributor
Peter Parkinson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.99
Duration/Size
154 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Farming Books and Videos

Web
http://www.goodlifepress.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01772 652693
Fax
01772 652693
Address
PO Box 536
Preston
Lancs
PR2 9ZY
Notes
Now part of Good Life Press
Name

Old Pond Publishing

Email
info@oldpond.com
Web
http://www.oldpond.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 238 200
Fax
01473 238 201
Address
Dencora Business Centre
36 White House Road
Ipswich
IP1 5LT
Notes
DVDs and books for enthusiasts in the land-based industries: farmers and smallholders, workers in the earthmoving, forestry and heavy transport occupations. Titles deal with current activities and machinery as well as the history of the industries.

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