Hobart, WA (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- Blacksmith Zone has just released a new section of their website that has all of the Working Materials on Blacksmithing. This is part of a new community website that is all about Blacksmithing. Members and non-members can visit this Blacksmithing page on the Blacksmith Zone website for free at: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com].
Here is an excerpt from the new Blacksmith Work Materials information webpage:
âThe traditional metal for blacksmiths to work with was wrought iron. When iron ore is smelted to create a useable metal, some quantity of carbon is usually to the molten metal. The higher the carbon content, the harder, and so more brittle it is. High carbon contents of over 2% result in what is known as cast iron. This iron has a low melting point and can easily be pored into moulds and cast into various shapes. Iron with a carbon content of less than 0.25% and which has iron silicate or slag added to it is wrought iron. Wrought iron has a high melting point and the iron silicate give it a doughy or plastic like texture when it is subject to extreme heat. The characteristic of not melting but becoming malleable when heated makes it the ideal metal of choice for blacksmiths to use.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Blacksmithing Work Materials website that can be found by visiting: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com/] . There is also a special going on now that allows members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the blacksmith website for free at: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com]. Users should check back often to the Blacksmith general page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.
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