God, I love dictionaries. They clear things up so nicely for me.
I looked up "metalsmithing". It ain't there; there's no verb form
for the noun "metalsmith". The definition for a metalsmith is "a
person skilled in metalworking". When you look up metalworking, the
definition is "the act or process of shaping things out of metal."
So, a metalsmith is a person who makes things out of metal. Simple.
Easy to understand. Lends itself to embellishment, e.g.: A
metalsmith is a person who makes things out of metal. The processes
used can be cutting, filing, hammering, bending, melting, sanding,
I like to use the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:
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