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Blacksmithing-the old way

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Old 09-19-2008, 03:10 AM
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Greetings all who venture here!
My hobby/extra spending moneycomes fromtraditional Blacksmithing. I do it the old way, with a coal forge and hand held hammer and anvil. Started when I was about 15 and the bug never quite biting me. I do alot of ornamental railing and gate works along with sculptures, repairs, and recently started a line of furniture. Plan on doing this full time when I retire in a couple years. I do several benefit demonstrations throughout the year also.

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Old 09-19-2008, 09:01 AM
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ORIGINAL: blakoak

Greetings all who venture here!
My hobby/extra spending moneycomes fromtraditional Blacksmithing. I do it the old way, with a coal forge and hand held hammer and anvil. Started when I was about 15 and the bug never quite biting me. I do alot of ornamental railing and gate works along with sculptures, repairs, and recently started a line of furniture. Plan on doing this full time when I retire in a couple years. I do several benefit demonstrations throughout the year also.

Blakoak
I had a few guys work for me doing ornamental iron and crystal chandeliers, using a gas fired oven and hammer and anvil.

they had the most massive arms I had ever seen .. impressive.

I always respected someone that could stand by that inferno heat all day long even on 100F days.

welcome to our site

you got pictures?

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:10 AM
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I do my work the old fashioned way, with a coal forge. The newer gas forges are a faster heat, but there is just something about the smell of coal as it cokes down! I'll see if I can dig up a photo or two.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:41 AM
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Stealth.....found an old photo but couldnt upload to this site. Said the file was too large.whats the max size here?

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