Educational DVDs

Tai Goo Productions video #1

Now available on DVD – For common DVD-R compatible players
Approximately 72 minutes

In this landmark foundational lesson, master metalsmith Tai Goo demonstrates a set of basics designed with the modern bladesmith in mind. Although Tai considers these basics, this video includes advanced free hand hammer technique that will be of great interest to even the most experienced smiths.”Hot Forging Basics” shows how Tai performs the techniques of hot cutting, punching, bending and straightening, drawing, upsetting, twisting, changing cross sectional geometry, forging points and shouldering for tangs, all done with simple and direct tooling. Tai teaches developing freehand hammer control rather than relying on jigs, spring dies, presses or power hammers. This is clearly demonstrated, with variations, and explained in “Hot Forging Basics”. Tai also covers taking a heat with gas, wood and charcoal.




Tai Goo Productions video #2.

Filmed before a live audience at Tai Goo’s smithy.

Featuring Tai Goo and Ray Richard with special guest demonstrator Chuck Richards.

Now available on DVD – For common DVD-R compatible players
Running time- 1:55:59

In this video, master metalsmith Tai Goo demonstrates forging an integral bolster and performs hand sharpening and cutting demos. See Tai cleave a standing cigarette paper tube with one clean swipe. Blademaster Ray Richard demonstrates forging a knife blade and an integral socket spear point. Watch “Godzilla” nibble on hot steel with Ray behind the anvil. Bladesmith extraordinaire Chuck Richards demonstrates forging a single edged knife blade.

“Hammerjamin 2010” focuses on hand forging techniques using simple blacksmith tooling. This video includes basic bladesmithing methods and also shows techniques that will prove interesting and informative to even the most advanced smiths.





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