Live from Portland, Oregon - Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club!
Tuesday Apr. 3rd 6:00 PM
Lyle Poulin: Hand-Forge "The Modern Blacksmith: Tradition, Tools and Technique"
Whatever happened to the village blacksmith? Not so long ago, villages were organized around trade districts, and each one had a blacksmith shop. Traditionally the blacksmith shaped hot metal on the anvil for the village's many needs: from horseshoes, wheels, and gates to tools and weapons. Though our needs, wants, and fashions have evolved since then, the fundamentals of forging metal are largely unchanged. Come and learn about the work of the modern blacksmith in a historical context. We'll explore the diversity and evolution of the blacksmith's various tools and techniques through the ages, including a look at the future potential of metal work at the intersection of old craft and modern technology.â€¨
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