Hobart, WA (PressExposure) December 19, 2008 -- Blacksmith Zone has just released a new section of their website that has all of the Blacksmithing Shop. 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 Shop information webpage:
âBlacksmith shops are among the worldâs first factories. It was in the first blacksmithâs shops that industrial production began. Blacksmithing is really more of a re manufacturing process since the initial manufacturing is the production of the metal itself. But it is in the blacksmithâs shop that the raw metal is converted into objects of either functional utility or works of art or often both.
The layout of the basic blacksmith shop is usually very simple. In one corner will be the forge. The forge is the hearth which contains a fire, fed by coal or coke that is used to heat the metal until it reaches a temperature where it becomes soft enough to be hammered into shape. Near the forge will be the coal hopper where the fuel for the fire is stored. The location of the coal hopper is important since the coal has to be stored near enough the fire to allow for easy transfer of the coal from the hopper to the fire as and when more fuel is required. At the same time it should be far enough away to prevent or at least minimize the amount of soot and ash from the hearth reaching the hopper and mixing with the stored coal.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Blacksmithing Shop 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.
About Blacksmith Zone: Blacksmith Zone is a Community Site that brings users into a deeper relationship with Blacksmithing and Blacksmiths from all over the world, and other blacksmith community members.