George Geist

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  • Birthday 10/19/1961

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  1. Well........ If you can get something in Europe definitely jump on it. If I was your age and had it to do over thats definitely how I'd do it. As for this country it sounds as if you're already better qualified than about 90% of them. Best of luck to you. George
  2. True enough, additionally it has the negative drawback of making it possible for horses to be working that ought to be resting, and people to be shoeing who ought to be plying a different trade. George
  3. Yes, It adheres best to aluminum. Is being used in some limited circumstances. I think unnecessarily for the most part but usually with deep pocketed outfits. It can be a money maker if they don't mind taking two days vis a vis a half hour to get the horse shod. Biggest drawback is if a horse blows one in the paddock the blacksmith cant fix it. Horse is scratched.
  4. Glue may have a place, although I've not found it yet. IMO it's a solution in search of a problem. George
  5. May want to hunt down this guy?
  6. I'd opine that bringing grinders near anvils is almost as terrible a sin as bringing cutting torches within 300'. Reason we see so many anvils with rounded portions is because it helped to make a gentler bend on wrought iron minimizing damage to it's fibrous structure. I'm seeing a growing number of newer smiths thinking they need that for some reason. They don't. It's unnecessary. Until we get fibrous wrought iron to work with again just leave your anvil's edges alone. Oh my......I'm starting to sound like one of the curmudgeons! George I'd tend to agree about your wife though, she sounds like a keeper. If she likes class 3 weapons keep her hidden
  7. I'm betting it's a H-B
  8. Nice one, good score George
  9. Mr Turley was correct, especially in how it makes a gouge on the foot surface that none of us like. Here is a vid of a clip being drawn cold over a cliphorn. Is much better to do it hot but it can be done cold too annoying as it might be to see. You'll note this individual uses the same technique Mr Turley so accurately described. George
  10. Is a great specimen. Might it be for sale? George
  11. There were a variety to choose from depending on conditions and use. Some were sharp for ice, others were blunt for softer ground. Funny thing is modern shoeing makes use of studs and such whether they be screw in or drive in and here's you're example of it being at least 100 years old. Nothing new under the sun. George Holes won't be tapered. The stud shanks would be. Unless they chose instead to tap them and use the screw in kind. George
  12. May not be any formula carved in stone but a good rule of thumb is your anvil ought to be at least about 10x heavier than your heaviest hammer. George
  13. Unfortunately wasn't able to get there. How did it go? Any pictures? George
  14. Nothing to criticize here. Is beautiful work George