Lesson 3: Blacksmithing Guide | Blacksmithing Career Advice
In our talks with Armondo, he mentioned that it’s simple to get going as a blacksmith. How incredible would it be to become your own blacksmith?? Through lots of reading and maybe taking a few classes, you can get started practicing at home and in class. By taking pictures of things you have crafted in your home or at school, you may be able to link up with a blacksmith and get yourself a blacksmithing apprenticeship! From there it’s all about respect for the craft. In this video, Armondo talks about earning a blacksmith’s respect in order to really start earning a living, working in a blacksmithing shop. Blacksmith’s don’t like to have their time wasted, so it’s important to know that they won’t just train anybody. They want to make sure that if they’re going to invest time in training you, that you’ll be around for a while. He also talks about things like reaching out to local blacksmithing unions for help with landing a great blacksmithing apprenticeship. In this blacksmithing guide, you’ll learn so much!
In this video:
- How to start your blacksmithing career.
- Getting a job in blacksmithing.
- The distinct personalities blacksmith’s have.
- How to seek out apprenticeships.
- Beginning blacksmithing at home .
- How taking pictures of your creations can lead to a job in blacksmithing.
- And much more.