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I Forge Iron


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    South Africa
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    My family, motorcycles, classical literature, steel and wood.....AND being retired.


  • Location
    South Africa
  • Interests
    Motorcycles, family, reading
  • Occupation
    Own business, full time steel and smithing

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  1. Sage advise Glenn. It is always good practise to delete the rubbish and file the good.
  2. Undoubtedly, as a bit of a hack photographer, the next time I am there I will do just as you suggest. I am of the opinion that the table to the vice is original. I recall seeing another post vice with the same table near to the one shown in the picture.
  3. I have indeed met and spoken to the owner. When I enquired as to the possibility of ownership of some of the stuff changing hands, he just looked at me with a quizzical expression and didn,t even bother to answer. Also there but not pictured are two 750 lbs swage blocks, a 500 pound Peter Wright anvil, 4 Brooks anvils between 190 and 300lbs, a power hammer of about 250 pound tup weight, about 400 assorted tongs, numerous other smaller anvils, work tables 4 or 5 meters long by 25mm (1 inch) thick and a plethora of other stuff that would cause many members of this site to palpitate.
  4. Upon entering a property in the vicinity of a house in the country which my wife and I recently bought for the purposes of retirement we discovered a veritable trove of goodies worthy of capturing on digital imagery and sharing with the folk of iforgeiron.
  5. Hermann, Are you still at the same address as previous. I am also now retired but doing more forging than ever before. I still use that tool you made for me a good few years back. If I hear back from you, and you so wish, I will pop in for a chat. Regards, Kevan
  6. Hey Ian, Sorry to hear the bad news regarding your health. I do wish you a speedy recovery. Regards, Kevan Like Ian, I am in Gauteng. kevanodonatgmail.com
  7. You are welcome to contact me if you so wish. 071 9278963
  8. What a most interesting question. A question that will no doubt illicit hundreds of answers from your readership. I too, have pondered this matter and wondered how many blacksmith artisans remained with forge welding once electric welding became available. None, I would imagine, particularly if they were hoping to increase their financial gains. I do not know the answer to your question but it will be most interesting to see the responses Let us watch with interest.
  9. This topic is bound to create the usual furore of diverse opinions. Personally, I fail to understand why an electric welder would not be used in preference to questionable forge welding, but that is just my opinion.
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