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Hello everyone! I'm hopefully going to be taking over a very old forge in a heritage area. It is an old boat yard forge on a canal where they used to make the lock gates and other waterways metal work. The forge has been disused since the 1920's but has just been restored. The current plan is to run it as a business, within public view either every day, afternoons or weekends (still working this out as I'm weighing up how much I can make from the public vs how much they will slow me down) I am currently on the NHIG bursary until August and will be taking over at that point. I went
Yesterday I replied to Beth in her thread “School gate panel” with a link to a page in my blog. She said it might be of interest if I posted it here. In this page, I show how I went from drawing in very small scale to forging and installing a grille in a home. Originaly, I made this page as a tool to show clients the work involved in making their dream come through and why they have to pay what they do. There, I show the method I used to forge this grille. It also shows how I was inspired by Fritz Kühn and the Greene brothers. If you are a beginner and have a larger project in mind
After some long talks with my parents and LOTS of reading, I have decided to sit down and plan for my shop and what I need/want to buy, when i want to buy it, and how nuch i should expect to pay. I have been recearching pros and cons of differant types of power hammers, and I have think settled on an air hammer. I would like to get an anyang 33, because the power requirements are easy, it is versitile, controllable, and not too big, because i currently am in a space saving mode. i would like to hear arguments of air vs mechanical hammers to make sure i have chosen the righ hammer. so far, th