Blacksmithing

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Stew1803
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Blacksmithing

Post by Stew1803 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:52 pm

Any one else on here do any forge work?

its one of my greatest interests and regularly make things, from steel camp tripods, spoons, forks, fire pokers, hinges and of course knives and other tools.

I think its an invaluable skill to have personally.

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Plymtom
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Re: Blacksmithing

Post by Plymtom » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:10 pm

Stew1803 wrote:I think its an invaluable skill to have personally.

Yes so do I, like metal working in general needs to be kept alive.
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Re: Blacksmithing

Post by preppingsu » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:30 pm

My OH does small scale, making tools/chisels for his green woodworking.

Colin KC
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Re: Blacksmithing

Post by Colin KC » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:39 am

Yup :D

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Re: Blacksmithing

Post by butterbean » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:50 am

its something i am thinking of getting into, i enjoy a spot of welding but have never forged anything. is it pricey to get all the basic gear? or can stuff me made easily enough? and sourced?
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Re: Blacksmithing

Post by ForgeCorvus » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:58 pm

Used to do it for a living, still do it as a "paying hobby".... Hence the handle

Feel free to ask anything


Butterbean: You'll need a hammer, a heatsource, something solid to pound on and some scrap steel.
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