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A smith, or metalsmith, is a person involved in the shaping of metal objects. Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily loses electrons to form positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds between metal atoms. ...


In pre-industrialized times, smiths held high or special social standing since they supplied the metal tools needed for farming (especially the plough) and warfare. A Watt steam engine in Madrid. ... This article is about a tool used as a piece of equipment. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... The plough (American spelling: plow) is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. ...

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Etymology of smith

The word smith is cognate with the somewhat archaic English (Germanic) word, "smite", meaning "to hit" or "to strike". Originally, smiths practiced their crafts by forming metal with hammer blows. In this sense, the English word predates the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain. Cognate (Latin: cognatus co+gnatus, ie. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with ones own hands and skill. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily loses electrons to form positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds between metal atoms. ... The famous parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. ... An invasion is a military action consisting of armed forces of one geopolitical entity entering territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of conquering territory, or altering the established government. ...


As an English suffix, -smith connotes a meaning of specialized craftsmen — for example, wordsmith and tunesmith are adjectives used to describe the skill of a writer or songwriter, respectively. The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...


Types of smiths

Types of smiths include:

  • a fendersmith makes and repairs the metal fender before fireplaces, protecting rugs and furniture in mansions and fine estates, and frequently cares for the fires as well;
  • a tinsmith, or tinner, works with light metal (such as tinware) and can refer to someone who deals in tinware;
  • a whitesmith works with white metal (tin) and can refer to someone who polishes or finishes the metal rather than forging it.

Arrowsmith may mean: Arrowsmith (comics) Arrowsmith (film) Arrowsmith (novel) Alex Arrowsmith (rock musician) Aerosmith (rock band) Arrowsmith, Illinois Percy and Florence Arrowsmith Aerosmith, an American rock band This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Japanese arrow (ya) and head // Weapon An arrow is a pointed projectile that is shot with a bow. ... A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... The steel cable of a colliery winding tower. ... Bladesmithing is the art of blacksmithing that relates specifically to creating knives, swords, and other blades using a forge, hammer, anvil, and other smithing tools. ... traditional Norse knife A knife is a sharp-edged hand tool used for cutting. ... For other uses of the word blade, see Blade (disambiguation) A blade is the part of a sword that is used to cut (as opposed to the hilt). ... A coppersmith is a person who works with copper and brass. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... Fendersmith is the name of an occupation, meaning a person who would clean and repair fenders in houses, particularly large mansions or castles. ... A goldsmith creating a new ring A goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with precious metals, usually to make jewelry. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... A gunsmith is a person who designs, builds, repairs or modifies firearms to blueprint and customer specifications, using hand tools and machine tools such as grinders and lathes. ... A gun is a common name given to a device that fires high-velocity projectiles. ... Locksmithing is the science and art of making and defeating locks. ... Padlock A lock is a mechanical fastening device which may be used on a door, vehicle, or container, restricting access to the area or property enclosed. ... Pewter plate Pewter is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 % tin, with the remainder consisting of 1-4 % copper, acting as a hardener, with the addition of lead for the lower grades of pewter and a bluish tint. ... Pewter plate Pewter is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 percent tin, with the remainder consisting of 1-4 percent copper, acting as a hardener, with the addition of lead for the lower grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint. ... Bold textthe silversmith is a fun trade This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... A whitesmith is a person who works with galvanized or tinned iron, or white iron. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily loses electrons to form positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds between metal atoms. ... A swordsmith is a smith or blacksmith whose expertise is working on swords. ... The word swords can refer to: Swords, Dublin swords (blades) Swords, a suit in the Tarot SWORDS, a ground-based military robot This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... A whitesmith is a person who works with galvanized or tinned iron, or white iron. ...

Artisans and Craftpersons

The ancient traditional tool of the smith is a forge or smithy, which is a furnace designed to allow compressed air (through a bellows) to superheat the inside, allowing for efficient melting, soldering and annealing of metals. Today, this tool is still widely used by blacksmiths as it was traditionally. A blacksmiths forge For finery forges (making iron) see finery forge. ... A furnace is a device for heating air or any other fluid. ... Hand bellows The bellows is a device for delivering pressured air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location. ... (De)soldering a contact from a wire. ... Anneal may refer to: Annealing (metallurgy), a heat treatment wherein the microstructure of a material is altered, causing changes in its properties such as strength and hardness. ... A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ...


The term, metalsmith, often refers to artisans and craftpersons who practice their craft in many different metals, including gold, copper and silver. Jewelers often refer to their craft as metalsmithing, and many universities offer degree programs in metalsmithing, jewelry and blacksmithing under the auspices of their fine arts programs. General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... Jewellery (Jewelry in American spelling) comprises ornamental objects worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ...


Machinists

Machinists are metalsmiths who produce high-precision parts and tools. The most advanced of these tools, CNC machines, are computer controlled and largely automated. A machinist is a craftsman who uses machine tools to make parts or alter parts by cutting away excess material. ... A CNC Turning Center A CNC Milling Machine The abbreviation CNC stands for computer numerical control, and refers specifically to a computer controller that reads G-code instructions and drives the machine tool, a powered mechanical device typically used to fabricate metal components by the selective removal of metal. ...


External links

  • Metalsmith magazine
  • IForgeIron.com Metalworking Blueprints, Forum, Gallery and Reference
  • Forging tongs (animation shows some typical smithing techniques)


Metalworking:

Metalworking smiths: Image File history File links Blacksmith-hammer-anvil-50x50. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

Smiths | Blacksmith | Coppersmith | Goldsmith | Gunsmith | Locksmith | Pewtersmith | Silversmith | Bladesmith | Tinsmith | Whitesmith A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... A coppersmith is a person who works with copper and brass. ... A goldsmith creating a new ring A goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with precious metals, usually to make jewelry. ... A gunsmith is a person who designs, builds, repairs or modifies firearms to blueprint and customer specifications, using hand tools and machine tools such as grinders and lathes. ... Locksmithing is the science and art of making and defeating locks. ... Pewter plate Pewter is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 % tin, with the remainder consisting of 1-4 % copper, acting as a hardener, with the addition of lead for the lower grades of pewter and a bluish tint. ... Bold textthe silversmith is a fun trade This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bladesmithing is the art of blacksmithing that relates specifically to creating knives, swords, and other blades using a forge, hammer, anvil, and other smithing tools. ... A whitesmith is a person who works with galvanized or tinned iron, or white iron. ... A whitesmith is a person who works with galvanized or tinned iron, or white iron. ...

Metalworking tools:

Anvil | Forge | Forging | Fuller | Hardy hole | Hardy tools | Pritchel | Slack tub | Steam hammer | Swage block | Trip hammer If you want the band called Anvil, please go to Anvil (band) A blacksmith working iron with a hammer and anvil An anvil is a manufacturing tool, made of a hard and massive block of stone or metal used as a support for chiseling and hammering other objects, such as... A blacksmiths forge For finery forges (making iron) see finery forge. ... This article is about smithing. ... A fuller is a hand held form tool usually with a wooden handle, but often an air cooled wire handle. ... A Hardy hole is a square hole in an anvil, suitable for holding hardy tools in place. ... Hardy tools are metalworking tools, used in forging. ... A pritchel is a type of punch used in forging, particularly in making nail holes in horseshoes. ... A slack tub is usually a large container full of water used by a blacksmith to quench hot metal. ... The steam hammer is a power-driven hammer used in forgings. ... Top view of a swage block showing various sized holes and sections Right side view of the above swage block A swage block is a large, heavy block of steel used in smithing, with various sized holes in its face and usually with forms on the sides. ... A triphammer is a massive power hammer, usually raised by a cam and then released to fall under the force of gravity. ...


Metalworking topics:   This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

Casting | CNC | Cutting tools | Drilling and threading | Fabrication | Finishing | Grinding | Jewellery | Lathe (tool) | Machining | Machine tooling | Measuring | Metalworking | Hand tools | Metallurgy | Milling | Occupations | Press tools | Smithing | Terminology | Welding This article is about the manufacturing process. ... A CNC Turning Center A CNC Milling Machine The abbreviation CNC stands for computer numerical control, and refers specifically to a computer controller that reads G-code instructions and drives the machine tool, a powered mechanical device typically used to fabricate metal components by the selective removal of metal. ... a Cutting Tool, in the context of Metalworking is any tool that is used to remove metal from the workpiece by means of shear deformation. ... Drilling is the process of using a drill bit in a drill to produce holes. ... A typical steel fabrication shop Fabrication is an industrial term generally applied to the building of metal machines and structures. ... Metalworking finishing is the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner. ... Rotating abrasive wheel on a bench grinder. ... Amber jewelry in the form of pendants. ... Conventional metalworking lathe In woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, and glassworking, a lathe is a machine tool which spins a block of material so that when abrasive, cutting, or deformation tools are applied to the block, it can be shaped to produce an object which has rotational symmetry about an axis... A lathe is a common tool used in machining. ... A machine tool is a powered mechanical device, typically used to fabricate metal components of machines by the selective removal of metal. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Metalworking hand tools are hand tools that are used in the metalworking field. ... Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and of materials engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. ... Cutters for a milling machine. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Smith (metalwork). ... Power press with a fixed barrier guard A press, or a machine press is a tool used to work metal (typically steel) by changing its shape and internal structure. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing coalescence. ...


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