Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Tools for the Forge

Christmas is over and the present wrappings are in the bin. My special present didn't come down the chimney or on a magic sleigh. It arrived on the back of a trailer.
One very old and exceedingly heavy anvil and a homemade forge - the best sort of second-hand goods. Having spent a weekend at Mother Mountain Forge at Dignam's Creek I am keen to have a go myself.
Stage One - gather the tools.
Stage Two - construct a lean-to as a forging place.
Stage Three - collect or make charcoal.
Stage Four - Fire her up and see what happens.
So the first step to making metal bend is completed and plans are afoot for the second one.

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