Blacksmithing

Discussion in 'The Rural Life' started by Monie, May 12, 2010.

  1. Monie

    Monie New Member

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    Anyone dabble with the art? I started this year, and I absolutely love it! Granted, I use a lot of charcoal and i get dirty, but I'm learning lots and really enjoying another aspect of being self sufficient.
     
  2. G3farms

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    I would not call myself a blacksmith by any means, but have been known to beat a little metal into submission
     

  3. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Anyone want to make me a whopping set of barn hinges? I rebuilt the doors on my old 1875 barn, but they are fastened shut because I can not find anyone to make me six 4-foot long iron strap & pintle hinges. Of course, shipping said hinges would be prohibitive.
     
  4. Monie

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    Are the doors so big that you need 4 foot straps? I'll see what I can do. :)
     
  5. XLB

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    that sounds like my dad!! :lol:

    i've thought about trying the art to learn how to make homemade knives to sell, but never really made an effort to gather the equipment.
     
  6. Monie

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    Go to http://purgatoryironworks.com/ This is the only site I know of that actually teaches you the art of blacksmithing AND bladesmithing. There are a lot of really nice people willing to help. Plus, there are how to videos is you're willing to pay $10 a month.