Quick Demonstration of common blacksmithing techniques: Craig May

  • Published on Aug 20, 2014
  • In this video American blacksmith, Craig May, demonstrates: forging tapers, using a power hammer, grooving and twisting a bar, slit and drift a hole, forging a hook and we end with various videos of Rory forging with a 250 lb hammer, upset and setting a tenon.

Comments • 24

  • Gib Clark
    Gib Clark Month ago


  • Eriks Lapins
    Eriks Lapins 5 months ago

    Anyone watching this while playing runescape?

  • Ubaid Chughtai
    Ubaid Chughtai 5 months ago

    Very good jab 👍 ❤️

  • Pekka Ohtokangas
    Pekka Ohtokangas 7 months ago

    What he did in the end was upsetting, if you catch my drift. Ba dum tss!

  • Franco Barone
    Franco Barone 7 months ago

    I'm a welder fabricator by trade and i'm learning the art of blacksmithing as a hobby, like I said this is an art who must never be lost.

  • GreenShortz DIY
    GreenShortz DIY Year ago

    Got a recommendation for a decent entry level anvil? What about hammers? Any other blacksmithing tools necessary for a entry level set up? I'm enjoying the tutorials. Nice camera work and narration.

  • Андрей Григоров

    Ты,что не видишь что волюта кривая??!Минута видео прошла,а тут косяки такие!

  • Donald Carbone
    Donald Carbone 2 years ago

    Great work. I guess if you see a blacksmith with a nice pair of gloves, you should go somewhere else. :)

    ARCTURUS 2 years ago

    Hey man New to your channel just subbed I've been a steel Fabricator for 30 years just getting into Blacksmithing / ornamental iron I've been using my Anvil Hammering the shit out of steel When you started out did your hand cramp up and like you couldn't open it up or is my hand just fu#ked up .... beautiful work awsome shop.

  • menyamya itambu
    menyamya itambu 2 years ago


  • fruitplus321
    fruitplus321 2 years ago

    I have a PhD dissertation to work on, why I am watching this?

  • good indian
    good indian 2 years ago

    nice work and I like the dog

  • Inzane
    Inzane 2 years ago

    That is a MONSTER VISE!!! How much does it weigh and what is the jaw size?

  • Daniel Ramirez
    Daniel Ramirez 2 years ago

    great job l love it

  • Dylan Updyke
    Dylan Updyke 3 years ago

    keepin it dirty! love it

  • Sasan Baheri
    Sasan Baheri 3 years ago

    I need to know the background music sooo bad!! (Please)

    amazing work by the way

    • Peter Griffin
      Peter Griffin 3 years ago

      well, It's the music on Bridge constructing game.

  • Hugo Adrian  Wilkins
    Hugo Adrian Wilkins 3 years ago +2

    dog' s name is ANVIL...

    • JoJo Mama
      JoJo Mama 2 years ago +1

      Hugo Adrian Wilkins my dog's name is Humper

  • Fin Fish
    Fin Fish 4 years ago

    Sorry for the late response. I own a metal working shop and I'm just getting into the forge craft. Where can I get an anvil like that? Looks 300# or more. I have a 152# 1910 Peter Wright but want something larger and newer.

  • J Robitaille
    J Robitaille 4 years ago

    Wow! I need more!

  • Tristan Creswell
    Tristan Creswell 4 years ago +1

    Absolutely loved it! Thanks for keeping it up! Keep up the good work, and great job!

  • Lee Winslett
    Lee Winslett 4 years ago +5

    Now that's what I'm talking about!

  • justin dillon
    justin dillon 4 years ago

    Thanks for making this video, Always enjoy watching smiths at work and cannot wait to get back to try some of this on my own. Your shop is great and keep up the amazing art!