Lesson 5: Blacksmithing Guide | How to Make A Hot Chisel Part III
Alright, so in part 2 of this lesson, Armondo taught you how to heat and begin shaping your hot chisel. Now it’s time to continue on with the blacksmithing guide. Let’s dive into part 3! In part 3 of this video, Armondo talks about how to hammer out the tip of your chisel. He’s also going to show you how to mold the chisel tip and how to use different parts of your anvil to round out the shape. As he’s hammering away on his chisel, take a look at how the color goes from a high heat yellow, to a lower heat red and then back to its original grey color as it cools even more. It’s so fascinating to see the metal becoming so hot that you can shape it. We’re sure you agree! Continue on to part 4 and see how Armondo wraps up the hot chisel making process and smooths out all the edges, except for the tip which will be essential in chiseling. Continue on furthermore with the rest of the free blacksmithing guide to see what else Armondo has in store for you future blacksmiths! Pat yourself on the back because, you’re learning how to make a hot chisel!
In this video:
- Taking lessons we learned in part 2 and applying them furthermore.
- Learn how to brush off slag.
- See first-hand, the color difference between yellow and a cooler, red.
- Hammering the tip.
- Molding the edge for filing into a sharp edge.
- How to hammer the tip of your chisel
- And much more.