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Blacksmithing related topics, general discussion

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Post vise, leg vise, machinist vise, and other type vises.

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Power Hammers, Treadle Hammers, Olivers

All sizes, and types, mechanical, pneumatic, water, trip, etc No hand hammers here.

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Discussion on metal crafting for a unique and artistic experience.

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Cold Worked Iron and Steel

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The Business Side of Blacksmithing

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Foundry and Casting

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Folding Knives

Folding knives meant to save space.

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Swordsmithing

When size matters.

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Axes, Hawks, Spears, etc

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Heat Treating Knives, Blades etc

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Mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns

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Repousse

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Alabama Forge Council

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Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association

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Blacksmiths Association of Western Australia

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Exeter in Devon, UK

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South African Highveld Blacksmith Assicoation

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