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  The Art of the Blacksmith; Illustrated & Explained
Blacksmithing is not defined by time period or motif; Blacksmithing is defined by process alone.
Blacksmith tools and process are the starting point for almost everything crafted or constructed over the past two thousand years.
Whether it be a forged grille, a wood plane's blade or the shears that cut the bristles of an artist's paintbrush; a flsmith, using hammer and anvil was their progenitor.
www.artist-blacksmith.org   (190 words)

  Blacksmith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A flsmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by "forging" the metal; i.e., by using hand tools to hammer, bend, cut and otherwise shape it in its non-liquid form.
Blacksmiths work by heating pieces of wrought iron or steel in a forge until the metal becomes soft enough to be shaped with tools such as a hammer.
Blacksmiths' hammers tend to have one face and a peen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blacksmith   (3214 words)

Since the flsmith was a solitary worker (apart from possibly having an apprentice to work the bellows and retrieve tools) he constructed a forge only as large as the objects he would be able to handle himself.
When the iron glowed between orange and a bright cherry red, the flsmith would draw it from the coals and lay it across the surface of the anvil and begin to hammer at it with either a sledge or a flattening hammer.
Because it was the flsmith who made the horseshoes and the nails used to attached them to the horny wall of the hoof, it was to the smithy that everyone went to have their horses shoed.
www.motherbedford.com /Blacksmith.htm   (2391 words)

 Example of a Lesson Plan for the Blacksmith Shop
So if they were lucky enough to find a flsmith he might not have the iron to do the job, so they carried iron to do the work and extra iron to barter or trade with the flsmith for doing the work.
Because the flsmith worked with fire for a long time they believed he might be in league with the devil and that he used fl magic to transform ordinary rocks or stone into ordinary metal things we need.
They would make the flsmith set up his shop on the edge of town where he was close by and they would not be forced to walk by his shop every moment of the day.
www.angelfire.com /journal/millrestoration/blacksmith.html   (3659 words)

 java.net: The Blacksmith and the Bookkeeper, Part 2
Coupled with the demise of the flsmith was an entire ecosystem of related occupations, including anvil makers, forgemen, strikers, and bellows makers, all of whom received the proverbial pink slip.
The difference between the flsmith and the bookkeeper, therefore, was not one of know-how or the lack of need for it in order to perform.
This series of articles explores the role of the flsmith and the bookkeeper in 19th century economies, explains the extinction of the one and the growth of the other, and compares the postmodern role of programmer to both, culminating in forecasts for the likely evolution of software programming as a viable future profession.
today.java.net /pub/a/today/2004/09/28/Blacksmith2.html   (4655 words)

Blacksmith has been known for its ability to develop talent thoroughly and efficiently in order for them to stand out in an oversaturated business.
Whether it is marketing and advertising opportunities, music evaluations, or management consulting, Blacksmith provides the expertise that it takes to gain widespread notoriety and stability in the industry.
Blacksmith Music Corp established in 2006 as a label to combat the norm, the norms being mainstream music as well as underground.
www.blacksmithnyc.com   (222 words)

Blacksmiths in Williamsburg fashioned items from iron and steel for the their fellow tradesmen to use in their work and also made things for household use.
For the householder, flsmiths cast, bent, welded, and riveted fireplace racks, andirons, pothooks, locks, utensils, and decorative wrought iron.
A flsmith's forge, like those at the James Anderson Blacksmith Shop, consisted of a raised brick hearth outfitted with bellows to feed its soft-coal fire and a hood to carry away the smoke.
www.history.org /Almanack/life/trades/tradebla.cfm   (245 words)

 ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Playguide
Whether sweating over a fiery forge to create a masterpiece or hammering dents and polishing scratches from a favored piece of plate mail, the flsmith of Britannia is a skilled craftsman who often finds his, or her, services in high demand.
Blacksmiths have the ability to enhance the armor and weapons they create (or items found as loot) by using different ore types.
The amount of ingots smelted from an item is dependent on your Mining skill level, the condition of the item being smelted, and the type of metal used to create the item.
guide.uo.com /skill_7.html   (998 words)

 An 18th-Century Trades Sampler
To soften the iron and steel the fires needed to be heated to approximately 2,000°F. The flsmith used leather bellows to feed oxygen into the fire.
As a flsmith learned the arts and mysteries of the trade, experience was often the best teacher.
The flsmith trade was less specialized in Virginia than it was in England.
www.history.org /history/teaching/blksmith.cfm   (409 words)

 java.net: The Blacksmith and the Bookkeeper, Part 3
Just as the flsmith steadily created custom components for machines that would effectively replace him altogether, the postmodern programmer is coding himself into a corner(-case) job market, destined to fight for the table scraps which the machine-intelligence purveyors will not stoop to consume.
Indeed, the difference between the flsmith and the bookkeeper was never one of know-how; but rather, the extent to which hyper-human attributes embossed their particular vocation.
The flsmith, however, provides a lovely metaphor in so many ways: self-reliant, centrally-vital to the community, commanding iron and flame with sinew and hammer, the smithy iconified so much of what was and is vital to our notions of truth and virtue.
today.java.net /pub/a/today/2004/10/12/Blacksmith3.html   (4543 words)

 Blacksmith Coppers - Introduction
Blacksmith tokens are crude imitations of British and Irish halfpence that were traditionally thought to have been produced and circulated in the area of Lower Canada (centering in Montreal) and in neighboring areas, as upper state New York and northern New England.
Additionally, Anton and Kesse designated some Blacksmith related coppers as being an intermediate group produced after the Machin's Mills counterfeits but before the fully evolved Blacksmiths, and that these intermediate coins were produced throughout North America.
The next group of Blacksmiths is in imitation of the Irish halfpenny with a bust obverse and an uncrowned harp reverse.
www.coins.nd.edu /ColCoin/ColCoinIntros/Blacksmith.intro.html   (3151 words)

The flsmith's forge (furnace) was made of bricks with a hovel (hood) at one end and a bellows at the other.
When the flsmith pulled its cord, the air inside was squeezed out and emptied onto the fire.
The flsmith used a tub of water to cool down the hot iron after his products were completed.
www.gpschools.org /ci/ce/elem/fifth/ss5/trades/blacksmith.htm   (172 words)

 Blacksmith's Gazette Home Page
Blacksmith's Gazette was started in July 1980 as a tabloid newspaper to provide information on flsmithing to beginning and intermediate flsmiths.
The Blacksmith's Gazette will be discontinued with the December 2006 issue.
For information on the formation of a Blacksmithing Newsgroup, Select here.
www.fholder.com /Blacksmithing/default.htm   (188 words)

 Colonial Blacksmith at Coram   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The word flsmith means a worker in the fl metal,- that is, iron.
My great-great grandfather Isaac Overton was a flsmith in Coram, and his ledger of 200 pages, posted between the years 1767 and 1774, reveals the scope of the services which he rendered to the people as a skilled maker and repairer of their house-hold utensils and farming implements.
The special importance of the record of his jobs is that it reveals the kind of work for which the people depended on the flsmith.
www.longwood.k12.ny.us /history/coram/blacksmith.htm   (244 words)

 Blacksmith Shop
Wagon shops, harness shops, and flsmith shops, for example, were usually built together near the agricultural buildings, while shops such as bakeries and tailor shops which provided general community services and goods were more centrally located.
Blacksmithing was an example of such a trade.
A flsmith's shop was complete with bellows, anvil, tongs, clippers, cutters, hammers, and a horseshoeing area.
www.cr.nps.gov /nR/travel/amana/bls.htm   (294 words)

 THE BLACKSMITH SHOP in a pioneer community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The homesteader relied on the flsmith to shod (shoe) the horses, to repair a broken ploughshare or wagon, and to fix broken metal tools and equipment.
Some of the items that a flsmith made were: plough shares, door hinges, chains, cow bells, knives, nails, tools, horseshoes, hooks, wagon parts, pots and pans, and tools for the fireplace.
The flsmith shaped the shoe to fit the horse's hoof, rasped the hoof, then burned and nailed the shoe on the hoof.
www.saskschools.ca /~gregory/blsmith.html   (221 words)

 Blacksmith Applications, Inc.
The appointment of Plassche and Berlind further strengthens Blacksmith’s foodservice expertise and also reflects their commitment to the foodservice industry to provide industry-specific solutions that help manufacturers manage their business with operators and distributors more effectively and profitably.
Blacksmith Applications is the leading provider of contract, trade, and deduction management solutions for the foodservice industry.
Blacksmith helps eliminate expensive, inefficient processes and reduce contract and deduction management costs, complexities, and overspending.
www.blacksmithapps.com /press_release.cfm?id=4   (710 words)

 R A G N A R O K online™
The Blacksmith, searching for ores and minerals and carefully refining them to make weapons, has taken completeness as a principle in making these weapons and built a reputation of trust upon it.
Apply to the Guildsman inside the Blacksmith Guild, located in the 5 o'clock direction of the town, and talk to the person in Alberta to begin the job change test.
The Blacksmith quest is similar to that of the Merchant's delivery quest.
iro.ragnarokonline.com /game/jobblacksmith.asp   (237 words)

The mysterious Blacksmith managed to stay unnoticed by the superhero community, police, and general populace of Keystone City for years, despite operating in the area the entire time.
In particular, she ran “the Network,” a high-end fl market for supervillains, for the last 15 years, using connections to move contraband to or from anywhere in the world.
Blacksmith planned for years to control Central and Keystone Cities, finally forming the New Rogues...only to see her plans come tumbling down against the Flash and the allies she thought had been neutralized.
www.hyperborea.org /flash/blacksmith.html   (283 words)

 Blacksmith Jobs Held by Sussex / Lisbon Area Residents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Probably the busiest was the flsmith, for sharp drills were needed every morning in the quarry businesses and every boss wanted his ready before the day's work began.
She is a superior scholar, a competent teacher, and is worthy of a better schoolhouse to labor in.
Yet by 1918 the flsmith was on its way out, as only two were listed for the area - John Magnusson in Templeton, and John Ellsworth in Sussex (Note: Waukesha Freeman, December 18, 1930, lists John as a village of Merton County Supervisor).
www.slahs.org /history/local/business/blacksmith.htm   (1802 words)

 The Backyard Blacksmith - Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith....Order Your Copy Today!
There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of flsmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home flsmiths.
Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop -- even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try.
The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how -- with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques -- flsmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby.
www.blacksmithchic.com /book.htm   (338 words)

 ONgroup: Products/Blacksmith
Blacksmith delivers uncommon application development power, automating the routine aspects of changing your green screens to Windows or Mac screens, facilitating business object reuse, and enforcing business rules at the database (global dictionary) level.
Blacksmith includes a global object repository (data dictionary extension), visual tools for rapid screen creation, multiple industry standard (Windows) application integration alternatives, and data model and location flexibility to support local and distributed databases.
Blacksmith clients are benefiting from the ability to develop with GUI tools and deliver to their Widows and Macintosh clients as well as those continuing to use character-based terminals.
www.ongroup.com /web/Products_Developer.asp   (982 words)

 Blacksmith Applications, Inc.
Lawrence, MA (November 23, 2004) – Blacksmith Applications, the leading provider of contract, trade, and deduction management solutions for the foodservice industry, announced today that Cristen Williams and Theresa Gholson have joined the company as Business Development Manager and Implementation Manager, expanding Blacksmith’s foodservice expertise.
She joins Blacksmith directly from Flowers Foods Specialty Group where she was the Regional Manager for the Western Area.
At Blacksmith, Williams will be responsible for helping develop Blacksmith’s customer base and building long-term partnerships.
www.blacksmithapps.com /press_release.cfm?id=8   (561 words)

BlackSmith started in Los Gatos, CA in late 2003 as a purely instrumental classic rock band.
BlackSmith is a powerful Rock and Roll band with all original music.
They take pride in the versatility of their music and it shows when their sound gracefully changes from folk to funk and then dives into a dynamic solo.
www.myspace.com /blacksmithband   (839 words)

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