Years ago, while recovering from a blacksmith related injury, I made a life-changing discovery. I observed important differences while attending various forging seminars between how men and women swing a hammer.
What were the women doing that I didn’t do? How did women blacksmiths work differently than I and other men were used to? Women were more effective in surprising ways.
I invite you to learn their secrets that I have incorporated into my own style which have allowed me many years of work without injury. Plus, these techniques enable me to bring harmony between fire and steel in a more artistic, flowing manner.
Do you want to improve your blacksmithing technique?
Watch this video and you’ll be glad you learned to swing your hammer like a girl!
How to Swing a Hammer Like a Girl
Building a Fire
Introduction to Tools
Run time, 106 minutes
ABOUT DOUG LOCKHART:
Some of Doug’s work is in the Ohio Governor’s Mansion, the White House, and Walt Disney World’s Beauty and the Beast Castle. Doug is also a registered hot riveter for bridge restorations.
His blacksmith shop is located in Logan, Ohio, and he also has a portable blacksmith shop which he takes to job sites, fairs, and festivals. He teaches blacksmithing and does demonstrations.
Also see Doug’s other excellent and useful DVD: