Forging A Custom Hinge with Peter Ross DVD from Popular Woodworking Blacksmith F+W Media

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Review by Mark A. DeCou posted 03-18-2014 09:55 PM 4097 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Mr. Ross’ style is perfect for me, calm, peaceful, he even makes hammering metal feel and sound good on video. He aptly demonstrates how to make a forged iron (might have been steel) hinge out of sheet metal, using basic hand tools, a heat forge and anvil, all of which I have already.

My goals for buying this video were to learn the process and apply the concept to making hammered copper hinges for a project in the Charles Rohlfs style, which always had exceptionally made hammered- copper hardware. Even though Mr. Ross’ video uses steel sheet metal, I saw just what I needed to adapt the work into copper sheet metal.

Mr. Ross doesn’t tell any jokes or funny stories, but I enjoyed watching his hands work and he stops to describe exactly in a few words what I needed to hear without a lot of distracting chatter and stumbling and repeating, which often happens in amateur videos.

I feel this is a video and project that Mr. Ross did well on, and I would recommend this video.

Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 11:08 PM

Thanks for the review. I’ve enjoyed watching Peter Ross the many times he’s appeared on the Woodwright’s shop.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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