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Colonial Blacksmith

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olivia french

on 3 June 2013

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Colonial Blacksmith Blacksmiths Anvil Blacksmiths were people who would create different objects from metal like horseshoes, tools, hammers, and many more objects. Blacksmiths would use a hammer,an anvil, and a forge to sculpt and pound things, like pots and pans out of metal. Blacksmiths would use a smelter to melt the ore down and then shape it into ingots. An anvil is a simple tool, it is a block with a hard surface on which another object is stuck. The block is as massive as is practical, because the higher the inertia of the anvil, the more efficiently it causes the energy of the striking tool to be transferred to the work piece. Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to a change in its state of motion or rest, or the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. Most of the time anvils are used by blacksmiths, as a forging tool. Forge A forge is a hearth used for heating metals, or the work place where a hearth is located. The forge is used by the smith to heat a piece of metal to a temperature where is becomes easier to shape ,or to the point where work hardening no longer occurs. Tongs Chisels Tongs are used for gripping and lifting , tools of which there are many forms adapted to there specific use. A chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge, of blade on its end, for cutting or carving material such as wood, stone, or metal. Products Blacksmiths made different products out of metal like swords, daggers, hatchets, axes, horseshoes, hammers and many other products.A sword was a instrument used for death or destruction. A dagger was a short knife with an edged blade used as a weapon. A hatchet is a small short handle ax for use of one hand. An ax is a tool used for cutting wood or other materials , and it can be a weapon. A horseshoe was a flat U shaped metal plate fitted to go on the bottom of the horses hoof to protect it. A hammer was a tool that was for pounding nails into objects, and pulling nails out of objects. By; Olivia Fishbough and Rachel Hand a very fancy Dagger Extremely fancy ax simple hammer simple hatchet Original horseshoe The History of Blacksmiths Famous Blacksmith The blacksmiths skills started in what we call the "iron age" humans became aware of the metal iron. During the North Polar Exploration of the early 20th century, Inuit of Northern Greenland were found to be making iron knifes from two particularly large nickle-iron meteorites. The Hittites of Anatolia first discovered the smelting of iron ore around 1500 BC. Blacksmith apron Zinc Zinc is a metallic chemical element, meaning it consists one type of atom. It is the symbol Zn and has the atomic number 30. Zinc is one of the many materials that blacksmiths use. Iron Iron is a chemical element with the symbol FE and atomic number 26. Iron is the fourth most common element found in the Earth's crust. Elemental iron occurs in meteoroids and other low oxygen environments. Many people know about Paul Revere from the American Revolution when he warned the colonial militia that the British were coming ,but he was also a silversmith, goldsmith, and a blacksmith. Thank you for watching our pres Credits Editor: Alessandra
Creators: Rachel Hand, Olivia Fishbough Thank you for watching our Prezi
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