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  1. Heyo! Not sure how many people are reading this, or how far I’ll get with this considering the COVID-19 crisis happening, but I thought I’d introduce myself and get started somewhere. So I’m Tyler Savage, aka black raptor, I’m 23 and I live in the ghost lake area of Alberta, Canada. I am beginning blacksmithing and leatherworking, and I am also starting out my own (temporary) shop, which I’m hoping to upgrade it and turn it into a business, I have some cool things for the business aspect. I’m also on a budget ($50 to be exact, and whatever I get from my GST check) and I’ll probably be recycling metal, melting stuff, crafting and making whatever tools I don’t have, as I have a bit of tools, I also made some cool stuff from my last blacksmithing class (I’ll post pictures tomorrow if people ask) I’m very open to anything, new ideas, criticism, etc. As long as you don’t tell me to give up blacksmithing for the rest of my life, I learn very fast on some things and I have some cool things I want to try and experiment, I’m also a fan of Damascus and bladesmithing, the problem I have is that not many people want to apprentice or train other blacksmiths where I’m from (at least not for a decent price, or free, which I didn’t expect) which is why I’m here! I have lots of junk and a friend with lots more junk, but I just need to learn and try some new things I haven’t experienced, forged in fire can only teach you so much, lol, but yeah, that’s me, sorry it’s so long, and if you want to ask something or you have something you want to tell or talk to me about, let me know! You can even ping me if you like, I’m used to it with discord, and yes, I did read some of the beginner tips for this site here, stay safe everyone!
  2. Hi there. Some people have tried asking about coal in southern alberta. I know this because I have come across threads while searching for myself. You will need to get in contact with Amy at the stampede grounds agricultural centre. $20 a bag but there are some limitations as to how much or little one can procure at one time. Anyways. This is what I have found. Amy Osborn Agriculture Programming Coordinator Calgary Stampede T 403.261.9159 F 403.262.3067 [email protected]
  3. Greetings all, I have recently gotten bit by the bug, after far to many hours in front of youtube I am convinced I need to give this a shot. I have my forge welded up just waiting to get the right blower me and my son have found a coal vain in the side of a local river bank so we have fuel covered now for the big issue... can you all guess? Yes! that's correct! the anvil!!! Kinda hard to do much with out one, also a leg vice not even the local museum had one. lol. I am located at Lethbridge, Alberta and would like to know if there are any local groups or clubs or even just individuals in this area that might be able to help out? Thanks for reading. Great site to lots of good discussion! Adam M.
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