TLF ID M025879
A blacksmith is a person who shapes iron or steel into new objects. Blacksmiths make tools, gates, furniture, cooking utensils, ironwork to decorate houses, tools for the fireplace and more. Blacksmithing is an old trade that dates back hundreds of years. We meet Max at the Lost Trades Fair in Bendigo. He started blacksmithing at the age of 11. We learn about the tools a blacksmith uses, and Max shows us how he makes the hooks for a coat-and-hat rack. What are the main tools that Max uses? And what makes them useful for blacksmithing? What are some of the sayings that blacksmiths used in the past that we still use today?