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Hi guys, I'm trying to design a layout for a blacksmith shop for industrial design students. To be honest I don't know much about blacksmithing or the machinery used.. But I have a general idea. The machinery or tools required are: metal guillotine, sand blaster, forge, grinding, metal saw, plasma cutter, MIG, TIG and spot welding. I will also need a Foundry (metal casting). I am currently doing research about the machinery and the security measurements. However any help from you guys would be welcomed, especially about the workflow in the shop or how to organize the equipments etc. P.S: I added the floor plan where the shop will be (The space in grey) Thank you
I Don't mind teaching what little I know. One of the things I see often is how people don't want to swing a hammer but want to sort of push it down with little short, sharp baby taps. This is not only ineffective but hard on a person. What do you tell people? Even after showing folks and explaining it's not a push it's a drop. Just lift it and drop it down. The only effort used is the lift. Try to catch the rebound to help the lift. Don't be afraid to hit the hot metal. To hit harder lift it a bit higher. Accuracy is more important than speed. Try to get a rythm going but don't hit unless you know what you are doing. Well above is some of the litany I go through. I still see that a lot of folks just migrate to the short baby taps. Any thoughts on how you get people past that?