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  1. Howdy, I started forging my charcoal knife (a.k.a. bamboo splitting knife) and I wanted to run my expectations by the forum. I started with a piece of 12 inch by 3/8 inch by 2 inch leaf spring steel. I quartered it. One of these 1 inch by 3/8 by 6 inch pieces should weigh approx. 0.6375 lbs. I used weight charts for steel flat bar to calculate what length of blank I could draw out to 3/16 by 1 inch. I came up with 1 foot. I'm expecting to get at least a 10 inch by 1 1/4 inch chisel bevel blank. That doesn't include the short tang length. Let me kn
  2. Good afternoon, I am a beginner, no, I'm even worse than a beginner, I've never even put hammer to steel. (I've started putting hammer to aluminum though, so I'm not completely hopeless...I hope.) . Aaaaaanyway, I am DESPERATELY interested in learning how to smith (both blade and black) but at the same time, being a father of 6 and a husband, am a little gun shy to jumping in head first and dying. (Also, I'm still trying to bring my lovey wife around to the idea as a whole, so having some education under my belt would help) That said, I'm looking for beginner classes/an experienced
  3. Early Iron is a gathering of individuals with a keen interest in the small-scale smelting of iron from ore. REGISTER HERE https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eanz2d5yfca30d91&oseq=&c=&ch= Even after almost two decades of many trials and frequent failures, many puzzles of exactly how historic direct process bloomery furnaces work still remain.Early Iron 4 will once again pull together those who continue to experiment. Lee Sauder, certainly the most experienced and best known worker with direct process bloomery furnaces in North America, will build an
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