Hotshoein4 (Mark)

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    Northern Illinois
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    Hunting, Fishing, Horshoeing, Forging

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  1. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Farrier Lube

    Its forshner's hoof packing. It works very well as tool lube and under pads on horses feet. I forget what it has in it exactly.
  2. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Daswulf - I wish my mind would work in an artistic way like yours (and several other people on this forum). That angel turned out great. Maybe someday I'll hit my head right and the proper thinking will start working
  3. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    S7 hot fit tongs

    George Grist - Yup, us farriers picked up that trait from blacksmiths!
  4. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Forging and Hip Relacement

    Yes I agree! Find the best surgeon you can!
  5. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Forging and Hip Relacement

    I've heard that too if the replacement is done posterior. I had mine done anterior and I'm not limited on those movements. I mean I shoe horses and bend, squat, twist, run and whatever else. So maybe find a surgeon that will do an anterior replacement. And the incision is only about 4"
  6. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Forging and Hip Relacement

    I'm 32 and have had 4 hip surgeries. 1 being a replacement on my left leg. I started forging about 4 weeks afterwards. Very slowly and tender, but I did it. I had a right hip surgery 6 weeks after the left replacement. I waited 3 months and went back to work. I shoe horses full time. It'll let you know when you step or twist wrong. Have at it!!
  7. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    S7 hot fit tongs

    Ranchmanben - Craig is an animal with a hammer in his hand. I've sgod horses with him one day and it was an amazing experience. Between the way he gets around horses and then pretty much eagle eyes a foot to cut the steel and make a shoe.
  8. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    S7 hot fit tongs

    Ranchmanben - I doubt the teeth are necessary, but I'm not sure. You'd have to test with and without. These are just about the same as Jim's tongs. They were made by Yukon Forge. Long time out of business unfortunately. They are absolutely not weaker. I feel they are stronger with the shoulder in the reins honestly. And yes, they look sweet. Latticino - here is a fantastic reference video for bolt tongs with the shoulder and offset. And here are flat jaw tongs
  9. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Show me your shop!

    beslgsmed - I met Rick once years ago when I was testing for certification. Never really got a chance to talk with him though
  10. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    S7 hot fit tongs

    Here are the ones I like. 17" from the tip of jaws to the end of the reins
  11. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    S7 hot fit tongs

    I like and prefer the tong style. Point on 1 jaw to go in the nail hole and flat on the other jaw going against the inside rim of the shoe. I also like a ring on the end of the reins so I don't have to worry about the shoe falling out when I set it on the ground while making sole relief. And usually, from what I've used, they'll generally fit a 5/16" thick shoe in the jaws. Can make quick adjustments at the anvil without switching tongs. I'll take a picture of mine later today for ya. Hope all that helps ya out.
  12. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    S7 hot fit tongs

    S7 is overkill for sure. 1045 would be perfect. They get hot, but not red hot. Even mild steel would be ok, but I've found tongs with a bit more carbon in them hold up a bit better.
  13. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Show me your shop!

    jlpservicesinc - yes, there are side doors. Drivers side has propane and shoe rack. Passenger side has knife buffer, bandsaw and a shelving unit with a bunch of stuff in it. The anvil is a tapered heel Scott and weighs 100#. Fantastic anvil
  14. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Show me your shop!

    Here's my shop/traveling shop. I shoe horses out of it
  15. Hotshoein4 (Mark)

    Charles Parker vise

    Hahaha!! Daswulf - he might have as well... In all honesty, what would be a fair price for it. I have no problem hurting peoples feelings offering a very low price