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Friday, April 13, 2012

Forging in 2012

I've mentioned the upcoming craft season and being busy because of it. Right now, I've got quite a few items to make to be ready for the upcoming craft show in Northeast Georgia. We leave for that show in a week. In addition to getting ready for the show, I've got some custom work to finish up, and some kinks to work out in our booth display / my demo set up. Plenty to do!

I haven't done any shop photos lately because I've been working like mad and haven't had time to stop for photos. I got one of my brothers to snap a few pics this evening and thought I'd share. I'm hoping to get some videos up soon, but no promises.















I just remembered, going through my pictures, that I have not blogged about holding my first class here. I was contacted by a local blacksmith that was wanting to learn a bit more about smithing. He came over a week ago and spent four hours in the shop. The main thing we made was a proper hot cut hardy tool for his anvil.

Explaining what "forging" really is!

Now forging!



Here is the hardy tool we made.



And lastly, here is a picture I took this evening of my newly polished anvil, crowned with the 4.5-pound Brian Brazeal forging hammer I made with Brian a few weeks ago.










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