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MY first forgings in two years


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Well I finally got the old forge out and made two Christmas presents. My fire management skills were a challenge at first but it all came back to me.

A plant hanger for my brother and a candle holder for my father-in-laws girlfriend. Admittidly I did plug weld the candleplate to the bar stock. I was pressed for time and it had been a while since I made a rivet.

Felt good to be at the forge again.

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Thanks!!!! I had been forging for about two years prior to my putting the tools away. I joined the Tidewater Blacksmiths Guild and took their Basic and Intermediate class as well as a knife making class. The members there are very skilled and very supportive of the new guys.

Thanks for the positive comments!!! It felt good to get back to the forge.

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Thats the reason I stopped smithing. Its a Jr Dragster and an old set of slicks. I have always been into drag racing. Took the girls one year and the youngest asked if she could do that. Long story short we started when she was 13 yo and havent looked back since. I read earlier about some guys quit all their hobbies to forge iron. It was just the opposite here. The forge and anvil will be there when she goes off to culinary school. I just picked it back up because this is the off racing season. Come March however its back on track. She has to defend her title. She is the Northeast Dragway Jr Dragster Points Champion. She also won a national Iron Man trophy at MIR this year.

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