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Post by Hairyloon on 30th October 2012, 9:01 pm

Had a wee go at Blacksmithing over the summer.
Made a poker. It is not particularly good, but it pokes.

I clearly need more practice... Maybe one day, I'll make myself a forge...
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Post by Chilli-head on 30th October 2012, 9:10 pm

Not a lot wrong with that from where I'm looking ..definitely a good start.

I've been thinking about improvised forging, to make some tools where the steel will be too large to get to red heat with a blowlamp. I saw one set up involving a biscuit tin with some holes in the bottom, sitting on some bricks with a vacuum cleaner on blow poked underneath. My kind of thing - no need to buy any of the parts. Except the biscuit tin, which must be emptied first, and needs fairly frequent renewal Laughing
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Post by Hairyloon on 30th October 2012, 9:15 pm

An old brake drum was recommended.
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