~Strategies and Techniques for the 21st Century Smith~
Something to think about...
...the dignity and importance of the smith's art is at once apparent. While others besides him use hammers, it is to the smith that they all must go for their hammers.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
This is a subject that is most important to me as a smith. I've heard and read a number of directions regarding the use of a hammer. I've also heard of smiths getting tendinitis from improper hammering technique. I was browsing through the iforgeiron site last night and came across a delightful tutorial on hammer use by the well-known smith Uri Hofi. Check out these links. I think you will be rewarded by what you read.
We're a group of backyard smiths who have a passion for our craft and want to share it with others who are like-minded. There are several of us who will be posting and sharing. We hope this will be a place for the modern amateur to come share and learn the craft of metal smithing.