Video: How to Swing a Hammer Like a Girl

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Doug Lockhart's Introduction for beginner blacksmiths. Get the basics of shop safety, posture, tool selection and building a coal fire.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Blacksmith? In this informative video, Blacksmith Doug Lockhart explains the fundamentals of Blacksmithing. Starting with proper hammering technique to keep you safe and injury-free. 

Topics covered in this blacksmith training video:

  • How to Swing a Hammer like a Girl - Correct posture and technique that will save wear and tear on your body
  • Shop and Blacksmith Safety
  • Building a Fire
  • Introduction to Tools
  • Hammer Control
  • Making Hooks