|Review by Mark A. DeCou||posted 03-18-2014 09:55 PM||2506 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
- Popular Woodworking Forging A Custom Hinge with Peter Ross
- Brand: Popular Woodworking | Category: DVDs
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
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com