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Blacksmith - forging iron in order to bring a little bit of the wonderful trade to folks everywhere!
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Okay, so back to blacksmithing. . . .

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Where's all the blacksmithing gone?!


I know, I know.  Got off on a bit of a tangent with all the talk of ropes, pulleys, knots and such, didn't I?

Never fear, my friends.  I'm a blacksmith first and foremost, so we'll get back to our regularly scheduled programming now.

I'm passionate about the trade, but I'm equally passionate about history in general and the technology used by our ancestors.  Though I've studied the Ashley Book of Knots, I also saw how the knowledge contained within its covers could be directly applied to the blacksmithing I enjoy so much.... and wasn't.  Every time I watched a video of some smiths trying to manhandle a power hammer into place, I had to wonder why they didn't just rig up a few ropes and pulleys.  Seeing Will's video where he crashed his hammer because he didn't have any ropes at all.... well, that was a bridge too far, in my estimation, and I thought it was important that we start talking about the issue.

Tomorrow.... a new book review!
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Ropes and Pulleys - Moving Heavy Stuff

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Crusader's Shield flint striker. . . . .

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The Cornucopia Flint Striker. . . .

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Rope Is Your Friend!

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The drill press is probably one of the most useful tools to have in the shop, and one that I use more than I would ever have imagined! To make it an even more versatile tool for the shop, when we reach this goal, we will add the excellent table made by Fireball Tools, or by shop for a vintage drill press that has better features, including a larger table. The addition of a larger table would allow for fixturing, the placement of jigs and fences, as well as supporting larger pieces. The drill press extension table sold by Fireball Tools is designed with the small shop in mind. Of course, if you're following along here at Three Rivers Forge, I'm sure you have the same passion for old tools that I do. Adding something like a Walker Turner radial arm drill press to the shop would be an amazing step forward. I can't say if one will be available at the time, or if it'll be available at a price I can afford, but I will certainly consider it an option. Small bricks build big walls, and little additions to the shop can make a tremendous difference in speed, efficiency, and design capabilities, as well as the overall ambience. Thank you for seeing the potential. Thank you for joining the team!

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