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Hey all SouthWest Smiths! Total newbie to smithing and the site. I live near Taunton, and I'm struggling to find stockists who aren't either a rip off (internet national suppliers mostly), or only want to deliver by the ton. All recommendations in the SW welcome, I have a van so not just looking for delivery! Cheers Ross WestfordForge
Hi, I have reached the stage where I need to procure some fuel and after reading this segment in the recent BABA newsletter I am going to try and get some of the suggested Scottish coal: For many years the very best forging coal was Maltby peas. This pit has now closed and the alternative coal wasKel- lingly which has also now closed. A few smiths have been using Welsh steam coal that is fine for general smithing work but has to be broken down to a reasonable forging size. A new mine (opencast I believe) has opened in Scotland and I have been sent a sample to tr