50 episodes

The blacksmithing and bladesmithing podcast hosted by bladesmith Sam Towns and blacksmith Alex Norton. Laugh, learn and talk about the best career on Earth every Friday! With exclusive guests, tool reviews and awesome topics, there's lots to hear and learn for beginners and masters alike!

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The blacksmithing and bladesmithing podcast hosted by bladesmith Sam Towns and blacksmith Alex Norton. Laugh, learn and talk about the best career on Earth every Friday! With exclusive guests, tool reviews and awesome topics, there's lots to hear and learn for beginners and masters alike!

    Episode 50 - Welders and Texturing

    Episode 50 - Welders and Texturing

    This week the guys discuss the different kinds of welders and their uses, as well as discuss various methods of texturing steel to achieve different decorative finishes to your work.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 49 - Needle Files and Forging Ahead

    Episode 49 - Needle Files and Forging Ahead

    In this rather sombre episode, Sam and Alex discuss the use of needle files in bladesmithing and then go on to discuss the prevalence of depression within the blacksmithing community, and the support found therein.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 48 - 52100 and Hand-Sanding

    Episode 48 - 52100 and Hand-Sanding

    This week the boys go into depth with 52100 steel and the art of hand-sanding your work!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 47 - Centrepunches and Quality Control

    Episode 47 - Centrepunches and Quality Control

    This week the boys talk about the use of centrepunches as well as discuss the importance of artisinal integrity and quality control in the work you send out.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 46 - Calipers and Catching Up

    Episode 46 - Calipers and Catching Up

    This week the boys discuss calipers of various kinds, and discuss the projects they worked on over their holiday break!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 45 - Sharpeners and Keeping Cool

    Episode 45 - Sharpeners and Keeping Cool

    This week the boys discuss sharpening system options for knifemakers as well as go into depth on methods of keeping cool in the forge, with all this hot Australian weather kicking around...

    • 1 hr 23 min

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