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Chris the Chicken Smith

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    : New Brunswick, Canada
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    Hobby farming, ironworking, fire, and history. I like learning.

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  1. To read through, you mean, JLP? Probably was. I should get a mark by the end of next week. Stay tuned! Chris
  2. It does sound like a drinking song, now that you mention it... Thanks, Thomas. Chris
  3. Cold Iron is my favourite poem! It’s beautiful. I was just on my way back to listen to “our” song. I’ve added “by hammer and hand all arts do stand” to the end of my paper, then passed it in... fingers crossed! Thanks again for all of your knowledge and experience! I’ll use this as my question asking thread until it becomes obsolete and I need to make a new one... and I’ll be sure to post my mark back here. I’ll be back in a few minutes with my opinion of the song. Chris That song isn’t bad, but not George’s version... the lyrics sound so majestic... “To the mem’ry o
  4. I had searched for it, but I didn't find anything... Maybe I'm just bad at searching for things... Thanks!
  5. Is there anywhere to hear the Blacksmiths' song, George? From the lyrics it seems like it would sound amazing. Chris
  6. Thank you so much, everyone! Wikipedia can be accurate for some things and inaccurate for others. My teachers argue about it all the time at school. Thank you Mr. Monsson, I'll be sure to include you in my sources. I'll be back soon with my mark; I'll be passing my paper in momentarily. Wish me luck! -Chris Sorry I missed you, Thomas. I'll have to do some more reading on Japanese swordsmiths, they definitely knew their stuff.
  7. (That was supposed to be humorous, please don't yell at me.) No, Mr. SLAG, it does not affect iron, it affects steel. Steel's granular structure will change t\to become harder and more brittle; iron's remains mostly the same. (Right, Steve..?) And while we're arguing, there's an unspoken rule that you don't tag people. -CCS (PS. I'm sure you knew that rule, just reminding you.) Also, he had said it was as strong as iron, not steel.
  8. It turns it pretty colours... I was going to point out SLAG's mistake, but I decided it wasn't my place. Thanks, Steve. Chris
  9. I forgot to send the edited paper... Here it is... Final Project SS.docx
  10. May I quote a couple of things from you, George? And may I have a last name to site you properly? I'm not quite finished reading through the edits; I'll thank everyone on them and upload the edited version in a few moments. Thanks for the info, SLAG. I'd add some in, but the project is due today, and you have no sources; although I'm sure it's accurate, I do need to site any info I add. I've added your edits, George. When I wrote "ferrous steel" I was thinking "ferrous alloy." I just took out ferrous. Thank you, you've been extremely helpful.
  11. Thank you George, Steve, Thomas, I'll have some last minute editing to do in the morning, but that's not an issue. I do recall you saying that now, Thomas, and I think I'll add that it would have been done more economically in the past than it would be done now. I was unaware iron was about as soft as work hardened bronze, thank you for teaching me. I'll have to fix that too. Now for the hard part... feel free to pick apart my paper... realize I only will have an hour or two to fix it, so don't be too picky, as my teacher won't know the difference and it won't be published,
  12. Hi, everyone! I'm back! In my usual fashion, I waited until about a week before my project was due to start it... It's due Tuesday, but I did just finish it a few minutes ago. I'm planning on uploading it to here so you can pick it apart and tell me everything that's wrong with it, (which is probably most of it,) but for right now I'm focusing on getting it to my teacher before Tuesday. (I'm having an actual blacksmith proof read for me, don't worry.) At the moment I'm just finishing up my bibliography, (including this wonderful forum,) and adding some quotes to elaborate on some poi
  13. Thanks Frosty, pnut. I'll see if I can find them and shoot them a message. I'll check out your link, pnut. I've got good news, people! I have everything I need for my retort, I just need to assemble it. But in the meantime, I've found another version from Whitlox, that tilts a barrel at 60°, burns wood into coal, and the flames shelter the coals from oxygen. That'll work in the meantime. Horrible grammar, but I have to get back to paying attention to class. Apparently we're turning an orange into an ancient Egyptian mummy on Wednesday.
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