DIY Blacksmithing Podcast – Episode 003: Let’s Talk About Forges

DIY Blacksmithing Podcast

In this episode we dive into Forges. We’ll cover ways to make your own out of scrapyard metal and household items.

We’ll also talk about what your best options are.

The truth is, forges don’t have to be expensive to be useful.

It has a lot more to do with the blacksmith who uses it than anything.

Thanks for listening!

DIY Blacksmithing Podcast – Episode 002: Basic Costs to Set Up Shop

DIY Blacksmithing Podcast

In this episode of the DIY Blacksmithing Podcast, we’ll talk about the basic costs of setting up your blacksmith shop.

Here’s the big hairy question:

How much do you have to spend?

Thankfully, the answer is not very much at all.

What I’ll do in this episode is lay out the bare minimum you will need to get started as soon as possible.

In future episodes, we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of each item on the list.

Thanks for listening!

DIY Blacksmithing Podcast Episode 001: Our Mission and Background

DIY Blacksmithing Podcast

In this episode of the DIY Blacksmithing Podcast, we lay down some goals and talk about some background.

Why Are We Here?

There’s a lot of information about blacksmithing and metalworking out there.

With the Internet, we have access to more useful (and not-so-useful) information than ever before.

My name is Terran Marks and I’m a professional blacksmith.

I run Brown County Forge where we focus on home hardware and blacksmithing classes.

I learned the trade at a Craft School in North Carolina in 2011 and I’ve been smithing ever since.

I love the craft and I love talking about it.

When I was first starting out, I created a website all about it.

The DIY Blacksmithing website began as a way to keep track of my experiences.

What it was like setting up my forge, buying my first hammer, and selling my first hook.

Over the years, the site has gotten bigger. It now has tools and resources that get used by thousands of blacksmiths around the world.

I hope the DIY Blacksmithing Podcast becomes a resource for you as you continue on this path.