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R L Sidebottom - Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 11:54pmArchitectural Gallery | fence | forged | gate | wrought iron
Rob Sigafoos - Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 8:58amwrought iron
Recently I was given some old, rusted steel pieces that I would like to use for various projects. I believe this material is wrought iron- it is very difficult to forge in that it separates and splits as I forge it. Does anyone have any suggestions for forging this material? I tried the tricks I knew, such as forging tapers in the center of the bar, etc, but to no avail.
QuiQue - Monday, December 24, 2007 - 8:45amBlacksmithing blacksmithing | forging | workshop | wrought iron
I recently finished my second blacksmithing seminar in Peru and wanted to share with you a video and photo album showing footage from the various workshops in Huancayo, Lima, and Piura. The video is also an educational video for beginning blacksmiths. It explains the processes I used to make the Nazca Lines Book Ends.
grizz - Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 5:23pmBlacksmithing | OT: Sandbox YAK Architectural Gallery | forged steel | PATINAS | punched rails | scrolls | Window guard | wrought iron
grizz - Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 5:13pmBlacksmithing | Fabrication | OT: Sandbox YAK | Welding Architectural Gallery | flowers | forged iron | leaf work | PATINAS | wine room | wrought iron
QuiQue - Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 4:47amBlacksmithing howto | lighting | video | wrought iron
This is a brief video of the completed Marsi chandelier. It shows the fiber optic lighting and some of the programmed modes included with the initial setup. Note that the color wheel is an LED main light which has the capabilities of displaying millions of colors.
"Creative Metalsmithing" Hands on workshop through the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Occupational Self Supporting Program Class # C2719 Instructor: Enrique Vega see: http://enrique.artmetal.com/metal_art/about.html for bio. Limit 10 students 7 week course on Saturdays from 10am - 6:30pm starting May 19th through June 30 at E. Vega Studios Apex, NC US
QuiQue - Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 1:13pmBlacksmithing blacksmithing | forge | forged steel | lighting | podcast | video | wrought iron
The second part of this video documentary covers blacksmith techniques for hot forging 1" solid steel bar into large leaf forms. In the second half of the video, I demonstrate the forge welding of these leaves into cluster sets of three.
QuiQue - Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 1:04pmblacksmith | video | wrought iron | Other Metal Gallery
Video intro as seen on Enrique's podcast.
QuiQue - Monday, December 25, 2006 - 4:21pmBlacksmithing | OT: Sandbox YAK blacksmith | educational | podcast | wrought iron
I updated my personal web site this past week to include a blog and podcasting to document some of the more interesting commissions in an educational format to share with visitors of the site and other blacksmiths desiring to learn my approach to metal art. I hope you will enjoy the new layout of the site. It's at http://enrique.artmetal.com