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Blacksmithing Work: Techniques Guide

on July 19, 2017
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Blacksmithing is a very ancient art; there has been a lot of advancement in technology in this field over the years and different types of machines and equipment are now used in the work. Despite this, there has been no major changes in the steps or techniques followed in blacksmith work in Boston.  

A look into History: Blacksmithing Materials Through the Ages

on January 26, 2017
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Blacksmithing is an ancient profession and over the years, blacksmiths have used a number of tools and materials in their craft. The profession has evolved every time a new metal was introduced into the industry. Blacksmiths throughout history took the time and invested the effort to truly understand how different metals work and how to shape them. A modern Boston blacksmith relies on this knowledge to perform his or her craft.

Blacksmithing Thorough History: A Quick View

on November 01, 2016
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Blacksmithing has a long, interesting history that dates back to around 1,500 BC. The craft has evolved over time and become sophisticated and intricate. Modern blacksmiths use age-old techniques along with the latest tools to shape and form metal. At Boston Ironworks, we like to reflect on our history and understand how blacksmith work has evolved over the years. Here’s a brief introduction to the history.

Getting to know them: The Tools of a Blacksmith

on May 10, 2016
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Shaping metal into a usable from isn’t easy. It requires effort, skill, experience, time, and many different tools and implements. A Boston blacksmith can use 3 to 13 tools to create a single metal item and most of them have been around for as long as blacksmithing has existed. At Boston Ironworks, we regularly use the ones mentioned below to manufacture all kinds of metal products.