|By Peter Parkinson
"Techniques in Action" explains the fundamental techniques of working with hot iron and steel, and suggests how those techniques can be used creatively in designs. Set in his own workshop, it is a rare opportunity to see a leading blacksmith in action. With the roar of the forge, the dancing of the flames and the glow of hot metal, the film captures the romance and magic of using fire to transform a piece of iron.
Peter Parkinson has long been an inspiration to blacksmiths: his enthusiasm for the craft alongside his recognized talent makes him an exceptional tutor. In this double DVD, he brings his own insight to the craft while explaining both the processes and pitfalls.
DVD ONE: Introduction - Tapering - Upsetting, Spreading - Hot cutting - Punching
DVD TWO: Twisting - Bending - Joining - Toolmaking - Finishing - Afterward
Aprox. Running Time 154 minutes