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I Forge Iron


Crushing roasted iron ore with my kids for a bloom, they make great strikers!

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  • Taken with LG Electronics LG-LS840
  • Focal Length 4.3 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/60
  • f Aperture f/2.4
  • ISO Speed 250

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Biggest problem I see is that they do not have eye protection! and they are directly in the line of fire. I know they are having fun and it was fun for you but it could very easily turn nasty.

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The ones I let them bust had all the consistency of coke or pumice. Stuff you could literally tear apart in your bare hands. Not teaching them good habits, but not splinter inducing.


Also, they do eight things a day that would stop your heart if you're not used to it. At one point during that crushing I had to stop because I looked up and those two were 20 feet up a tree that was NOT safe.


The four year old let himself out of a locked room when mommy turned her back for a minute the other day and was outside, up a ladder almost to the roof I was working on when I was coming down for more shingles. The five year old has a positively amazing talent for finding buried beer bottles and making broken glass.


Despite close watching, lumps bruises and splinters are the norm in our house. This? Safer than five things I have to stop them from doing in an afternoon.

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