Johnny Glades

Hi from south Florida

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Hi all, I am a amateur blacksmith, I made a small forge out of a truck brake drum, and have had a lot of fun with it, making small items such as hoofpicks made from horseshoes, flint strikers, other small items. This seems to be a very information filled website!

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Johnny Welcome to the site, Check out the Blueprints section, the big yellow box on the opening page of I Forge Iron.com It may give you some additional ideas on things to make.

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Thanks for the welcome! Clark I am in Lake Worth-less, about 45 miles up the coast from you. Around Christmas time, they usually have "Christmas in the Village" at the fairgrounds in Palm Beach county. They have a great old time coal forge out there, and quite a few smiths working it. You should come and check it out.

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Johnny, Thank the contributors as they are the ones that deserve the credit. Start with the BP's you think you can handle, then work your way into the rest. By the time you finish building the 300 plus Blueprints on tools and jigs, you should have a good start on a smithy. Keep us informed as to which BP's are most helpful.

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