Arctic Fire 2012 DVD Preview

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This is a preview of a DVD which includes two presentations that I did at the Arctic Fire Swordsmithing event in Alaska in June of 2012, as well as several interviews. There is also footage of Swordsmiths Michael Pikula, David Delagardelle, Don Fogg, Peter Johnsson and J. Arthur Loose. This …

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Snow-Mist and Forging Strands

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Late November brings snowstorms. The field behind my forge turns white and grey, obscured by pencil lines of snow. Ground freezes and propane is sluggish and recalcitrant in the mornings. Then as the month turns, it becomes warmer, snow turns to mist, the ground thaws. Creatures come out of their …

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Lost Wax Casting Tutorial, Part One – Sprewing, Investing & Burnout

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Lost wax or investment casting is an ancient method of making a metal object from an original form made of wax. It’s particularly useful for making complicated metal parts. Casting is a very time consuming process so if there is a way to make a metal fitting by fabricating it, …

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