seldom (dick renker)

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About seldom (dick renker)

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  • Birthday 07/06/1941

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    Williamson, NY
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    blacksmithing and steam trains.

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  1. nodebt, talk to some farriers around your area. often times they will give you their used shoes so they dont have to mess with them. that how i get mine.
  2. i use a little jewelry hammer for detailing some of my work. it has cross hatching and lines
  3. those clinchers will take a bit of work to get them into bs tongs. might be better to save them for tradin and just make a pair from scratch.
  4. nice job. look to be new shoes instead of used. much of the stuff i do i use old used shoes, adds a certain amount of charactor. i do use new shoes when working to a dimension.
  5. My understanding for this was to be mainly used for horses that had a problem with the hoof wall that made for difficult or impossible nailing. But like most fixes it was discovered to be a real cash cow tho expensive to get the parts. probably took more thought out of the equation as well.
  6. yes it certainly has changed. back in the 70's when a horse lived to 20 or so it was real old. just last week we put down one of our family members that was just a few days shy of 34. my farrier tells me he still does horses that are in their 40's/. so like us the care is getting better in some cases. but it is very true that there are more people with horses that have more money than brains. not too many "horsemen" around.
  7. notownkid, thats one of the newer methods for feet that are a mess and cant get good nailing though i never had to resort to that. heck it wasnt even thought of when i was shoeing. i went to a seminar last year and the demonstrator did a lot of sanding on the hoof wall to polish it. i made the comment that if i did that i would have been told not to come back. several other older guys agreed with me.
  8. dead skunk in the middle of the road
  9. tractor supply handles those rubber mats. use a pair of vise grips to move them. they make great handles. ask me how i know
  10. you will never regret the grinding wheel. they are the best
  11. great stories, frank and notownkid. as tubalcain2 said usually 8 but often times less depending
  12. ted, knew you were gone but didnt know the details. glad your back and able to communicate with all of us again. stick with the "pt" and you will up and at em again. a little easier though.
  13. neat. thanks
  14. yes it turns nicely. takes about 2 fingers even with all thats on it. be careful on the wheel that you use. some of them are pretty light weight and im not sure how they would hold up.
  15. thanks folks. the wheel cost 20 bucks and the rest i had laying around the shop. and i dont think you can overload it.