An Unusual (Easier?) Way To Make Blacksmith Tongs

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • In this video, I try a unique way to make a pair of forging tongs.


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  • Shane Ducsharm

    Shane Ducsharm

     2 days ago +1

    Awesome video thanks! But have to ask, you ever burn your legs from wearing shorts? Lol

  • Renee Mills

    Renee Mills

     4 days ago


  • Camulus777


     7 days ago

    is that 3/4 round?

  • Pete Resseguie-Snyder

    Pete Resseguie-Snyder

     7 days ago +1

    Thank you for sharing this really interesting technique. I'm very much an amateur blacksmith at this point, but it was quite easy and quick to knock out a variant of these.

    The only thing I should have spent a bit more time on before riveting was cleaning up the boss area a touch more. I was able to work in enough clearance afterwards, but I'll keep this in mind the next time I play with this technique. Thanks again for sharing this!

  • cgoat 77

    cgoat 77

     7 days ago

    Do they work nice I’m flipping out here

  • menyamya itambu

    menyamya itambu

     7 days ago

    GOOD one mate

  • Mercure 1967

    Mercure 1967

     7 days ago

    Que de chauffes,pour faire ça....en plus,en poinçonnant,on perd un peu de matière au niveau du trou,et ça fait un point de faiblesse.

  • DiesInEveryFilm Customs

    DiesInEveryFilm Customs

     7 days ago +2

    very nice glen I like the simplicity of these.

  • Dustin D. Wenn

    Dustin D. Wenn

     14 days ago

    Been admiring your style of smithing for some time now. Today I was especially impressed with this "experiment" and wanted to encourage you. I am always a fan of doing something the smart (and often easier) way so keep up with your innovations. It is one of your strongest attributes. Thanks for sharing because your technique/style is inspirational to others in your field. I certainly WISH I could get hold of an anvil like the one you have. Maybe you can enlighten on the how and where of manufacture so others might locate one?

  • No One Of Consequence

    No One Of Consequence

     14 days ago +4

    This is a pretty slick method.

  • AbsolutelyPants


     14 days ago

    just curious, do you have wooden floors in your shop where your forge is?

  • A Walker

    A Walker

     14 days ago

    Have you done a video on the anvil striking object in this video?

  • OrionsAnvil


     14 days ago

    That's pretty slick. Good job.

  • jean paul Brand

    jean paul Brand

     14 days ago

    magnifique , merci !

  • Mr Joesefus

    Mr Joesefus

     14 days ago

    What type of steel did you use ?

  • TomE1248


     14 days ago +1

    3:15 you're paying my dentist bill

  • MucaroBoricua


     14 days ago +1

    Very nice.

  • Stormy Effects

    Stormy Effects

     14 days ago

    How do you make the pin?

  • Elcio Cabral

    Elcio Cabral

     14 days ago +2


  • Protagegamr


     14 days ago +4

    4:00 uses tongs to make tongs