Metal working, like most other trades, is anything but easy. We tend to valorize a college education. There is nothing wrong with this, but all too often we elevate a college education at the expense of other trades. It's unfortunate, as all work requires skill. And in metal work, "everything you do involves heat, the risk of bodily harm and sheer, unbridled power." All of this is exemplified in this great playlist of slow motion videos, showing how various metal objects are made.
Stunning Slow Motion Video of Metal Work In Action
10. 25. 14 by Jolene Creighton