Precision Design Concepts embraces its metal-working heritage by offering blacksmithing services. Blacksmithing techniques have remained the same for many years, while equipment and technology have increased in complexity. Here at Precision Design Concepts, we merge old-world art with new innovative technologies. Each piece of custom work has its own unique fingerprint and soul as the metal speaks to our artists. Since the beginning of the 20th century the blacksmith has been more of a poetic art than mass production. The image we all think of is the muscular blacksmith pounding on his anvil, the ringing of the hammer, the smell of the forge and sparks flying everywhere. This is a romanticized vision of the past. I think Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized this image best in his poem, "The Village Blacksmith" which is at the bottom of this page. The modern blacksmith is rediscovering what generations of smiths knew long ago--that metal has many remarkable properties. That metal can be drawn out, formed, machined, cast, laminated, hammered, rolled, bent, spun and welded. Precision Design Concepts takes great pride in the heritage of metal-working and how it has shaped our world. We never want to forget how blacksmithing is the foundation for all metal-working trades.
Over the years, the metal industry has faced many changes. Modern technology has aided the growth and evolution of the metal industry and continues to open up opportunities for design engineers. Where metal artists used to rely solely on a pen and paper to complete a drawing, now, software programs give artists the ability to achieve the same result in a different format. The software programs contain very complex algorithms and design features that aid in making sure the finished drawn design gives a realistic visual representation of the final product. When utilized on custom designs, this allows our customers to view a proof of their product and request any alterations before the product is manufactured. We strive to ensure satisfaction in our customers and are dedicated to helping you through the entire process of product development from concept to market. We want you to feel like more than just a number when you work with us. If you have any metal artwork needs, please let Precision Design Concepts be your first choice. We would be honored to serve you.
The Village Blacksmith
Under a spreading chestnut-tree
The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.
His hair is crisp, and black, and long,
His face is like the tan;
His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.
Week in, week out, from morn till night,
You can hear his bellows blow;
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
With measured beat and slow,
Like a sexton ringing the village bell,
When the evening sun is low.
And children coming home from school
Look in at the open door;
They love to see the flaming forge,
And hear the bellows roar,
And catch the burning sparks that fly
Like chaff from a threshing-floor.
He goes on Sunday to the church,
And sits among his boys;
He hears the parson pray and preach,
He hears his daughter's voice,
Singing in the village choir,
And it makes his heart rejoice.
It sounds to him like her mother's voice,
Singing in Paradise!
He needs must think of her once more,
How in the grave she lies;
And with his hard, rough hand he wipes
A tear out of his eyes.
Onward through life he goes;
Each morning sees some task begin,
Each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, something done,
Has earned a night's repose.
Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
For the lesson thou hast taught!
Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
Each burning deed and thought.