Blacksmith Ironworks

Watch episodes that features guests like master blacksmith Peter Ross and others.

 

Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy.

Early Iron with Peter Ross

Early Iron with Peter Ross

How to forge iron hinges and locks from the earliest days of the American experience.

Field Gate Hinges

Field Gate Hinges

Master blacksmith Peter Ross turns his hammer to forging iron hinges for our oak gate.

File Philosophy

File Philosophy

Master blacksmith Peter Ross shows the technique of cold joining and shaping colonial lock

Iron Work for Timber Work

Iron Work for Timber Work

Blacksmithing lessons from Peter Ross as Roy Underhill learns to forge.

Oak Field Gate

Oak Field Gate

Mortise and tenon joints frame this classic feature of the English countryside.

Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines

Roy Underhill demonstrates elegant, iron, foot-powered woodworking machines.

Screw Box for Wooden Threads

Screw Box for Wooden Threads

Down and dirty metalworking forges the cutters to make wooden screws.

Screw Cuttin’ Lathe

Screw Cuttin’ Lathe

Roy Underhill shows how to use an 1889 foot-driven metal working lathe.

Tempered Steel

Tempered Steel

How to forge, weld, harden and temper tool steel for edges that stay sharp longer.

The Sordid Blacksmith

The Sordid Blacksmith

A Williamsburg blacksmith forges hinges following instructions in a 17th century manual.

The Spirit of Woodcraft

The Spirit of Woodcraft

Join in Thoreau’s search for moral lessons deep in the grain of the wood.

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