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So I. Sitting here in the hospital with nothing on television so I was hoping you guys would share your favorite forging videos to give me something to do. These videos can be a series of videos or single videos. This is my favorite video series. 

Rowan Taylor: recreating the sutton hoo chain. It is a series of 13 videos I believe. 

 

 

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Are you looking to go down the rabbits hole Jeremy?

in no order

Hoffman blacksmithing 

jimmydiresta

torbjorn Ahman

ABSwebmaster

Big dog forge

bat country forge

shurap

walter sorrells

brent bailey forge

NESMforged

blacksmithing - joey van der steeg

jeffry santo

brian brazeal

caleb white knives

mitchel jacobsen

david guyton

AWE me

freerk wieringa

daniel moss

ballard forge

ABANAorg

dirty smith

mark aspery

neels van der berg

now there are a couple others that I used to watch, won't name names. either they turned from great info into a full time you tube rodeo clown, or just think is smart to post offensive religious posts.

think there might be enough channels for an hour or two of boredom. 

Get well Jeremy, time to forge!

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Some of my all time favorites all come from the Norsemen (formerly John Neeman/Autine) channel. There are a handful of forging videos, but some other awesome artistic explorations of craftsmanship as well. Great cinematography and visual storytelling!

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Tim's list is pretty complete, all my favourites listed except Chandler Dickinson.

I use these channels and videos for reference when trying something new, but Youtube also makes up about 70% of my "home entertainment".  At times like those it helps if the video is informative and entertaining.....

Get well soon Jeremy! 

 

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@Tim Jacksonlist is, as already stated, pretty complete. the only one i will add is Alec steele. hes an entertainer for sure, and at times i struggle to stomach his flamboyance, but his work speaks for himself. hes currently in the middle of a "viking sword" of damascus, but his attention to detail on the handle fittings is superb.  

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31 minutes ago, Ross Vosloo said:

at times i struggle to stomach his flamboyance, but his work speaks for himself.

+1

Very capable young man but he hurts my ears! :lol:

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16 minutes ago, Gerhard said:

+1

Very capable young man but he hurts my ears! :lol:

agreed. 

just thought of another for the list, but hes not a blade smith, hes a knifemaker, Simple little Life. very nice knives, but as stated, he doesnt forge. but again, his finish work and tips and tricks are very very good

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Hanks everyone I'm going to start going through them right now. I cant sleep because the last time I slept for a couple  hours I woke up in tears because the pain is unbearable. I don't know if I am moving in my sleep or what but it's not good.

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10 minutes ago, Ross Vosloo said:

Simple little Life. very nice knives, but as stated, he doesnt forge. but again, his finish work and tips and tricks are very very good

......he does now :D

Or at least he's going to. 

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17 minutes ago, Gerhard said:

......he does now :D

Or at least he's going to. 

ja, i saw all those vids of him making his own forge. great vids, going to use them to build mine, when i get around to it. but i havent seen anything forged from him yet. always hoping though 

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11 hours ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

So I. Sitting here in the hospital with nothing on television so I was hoping you guys would share your favorite forging videos to give me something to do. These videos can be a series of videos or single videos. This is my favorite video series. 

Rowan Taylor: recreating the sutton hoo chain. It is a series of 13 videos I believe. 

 

 

I do find myself watching a lot of Alec Steele can learn quite a bit of things from those videos.

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I watch every one of his videos. He is an extremely talented young man. 

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Check out Leo at the the "Sampson boat company", or "Acorn to Arebella" if you like large scale woodworking projects.  These aren't smithing related channels, but one I watch regularly.

I'm also a fan of Michael cthulhu's channel.  Also not smithing related, but the guy is an amazing sculpted/fabricator.

 

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My personal favorite and inspiring video maker for forging and sword making is Freerk Wieringa. Check him out. Forgot to mention that these are Youtube videos.

 

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I will second John page with the Northmen channel (sorry John, it's Northmen, not Norsemen) and add one that doesn't have many videos, the guys who runs it is kind of weird, he drops stuff a lot, his wife walks around during filming making noise and doing stuff at the edge of the screen, but he's got some good ideas.

Dos Gatos Designs LLC

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Actually, that Dos Gatos guy has some nice videos out there too ;)

10 hours ago, Joshua States said:

I will second John page with the Northmen channel (sorry John, it's Northmen, not Norsemen) and add one that doesn't have many videos, the guys who runs it is kind of weird, he drops stuff a lot, his wife walks around during filming making noise and doing stuff at the edge of the screen, but he's got some good ideas.

Dos Gatos Designs LLC

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21 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Dos Gatos Designs LLC

I like your press Joshua!!!

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1 hour ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

I like your press Joshua!!!

Thanks. The controller thingy really makes it what it is. Thankfully, it didn't suffer any damage when I dropped it off the trailer during the move in may. DOH!

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That's good it wasn't damaged. 

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Mark Aspery definitely sets the gold standard in terms of video quality.  

 

Craig Trnka is probably the single best resource for learning how to effectively move iron.  I'm not a farrier and have no interest in making horse shoes, but this guy is simple amazing.  How he can get that steel to move under his hammer is almost miraculous, and to have everything come out so wonderfully clean is something to be seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6sRXurRsBs

Another good one is Elchschmiede.  He doesn't speak english, but I speak blacksmith and can follow along quite nicely.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGIwSDb66oE

All three smiths turn out videos that are high on quality, tightly focused on the work, and don't have annoying soundtracks you'd expect from cheesy porn flicks.  No rodeo clown antics, harsh edits, etc.  Just good solid ironworking.

If you haven't seen the Devil's Blacksmith series put out by Master Huber, you're really missing out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAEzHsTPuqg

 

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7 hours ago, scott crittenden said:

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Totally forgot about him.  He does some great videos, too.   Like the ones I mentioned, he stays tight to the work, minimizes nonsensical jive, and turns out a very nice finish on his pieces.  Two thumbs up!

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Thanks everyone. I have watched so many videos these last few weeks and going back to this thread I have always been able to find something new to watch. 

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