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Filename of picture off[edit]

The first photo in the article with the smith from 1970 is misleadingly named "A blacksmith at work from the ealy 1900.JPG". Any way to change this? Justin Vinall 20:17, 24 August 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jpvinall (talkcontribs)

Types of Smiths[edit]

I wonder if there's a good way to sort that list into a list of workers of metals by type, and by purpose, thus copper, gold, and silversmiths in one; Guns, locks, and arrows in another. ThuranX 23:00, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

hey guys! Are the smiths who makes car , carsmith? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:26, 19 April 2009 (UTC)


Why don't we move this article to Metalsmith, which is a perfectly acceptable English word and is far more concise than "Smith (metalworking)"? -- Necrothesp (talk) 12:48, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

  • I agree, unless there's some reason of consistency that's not obvious to me - Wizard191 has said that "(metalworking)" is 'the common modifier used for the project' but I don't see why we need a modifier at all. I've dropped a note at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Metalworking. Olaf Davis (talk) 13:00, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Agree. Bryancpark (talk) 16:26, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
  • I'm not completely opposed, however, I feel its a bit more of a restrictive name, especially in the light that our list of smiths contains gunsmith and locksmith. While both of these professions affect metal, I wouldn't consider either of them a "metalsmith", which more generally refers to many of the other smiths listed. Wizard191 (talk) 17:35, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
    • To be honest, I think those professions are rather different and shouldn't affect what the article is called. After all, writers are sometimes called "wordsmiths" too. It's just an extension of the suffix used by one profession to another. -- Necrothesp (talk) 19:09, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
    • I don't see a problem with a move. Combined article needs to include the information on smithing. The difference with Gun and Lock Smiths is that they are not dealing with raw materials like the other types of smiths do. For example, a coppersmith takes copper and forms it with a hammer and other tools to make an object; a locksmith usually is thought to already have parts of locks or keys prefabricated, though I suppose if one were skilled enough they could start with the raw brass and steel and fabricate a lock. Usually that isn't the case though. Cuprum17 (talk) 20:00, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
      • I've got no problem moving the article to metalsmith as long as the gunsmith and locksmith entries are removed from the list, because they are not metalsmiths. Wizard191 (talk) 11:56, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

That sounds like consensus, so I've {{db-move}} tagged metalsmith to make room for the move. I'll move gun- and locksmith to the dab page if no-one beats me to it. Olaf Davis (talk) 12:21, 18 July 2009 (UTC)