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I know a number of folks who got started in smithing doing specialized tools for their woodworking and ended up smiths instead! One fellow was a bowl turner and wanted some specialized curved shaft tools designed to hold carbide lathe inserts. So I invite him over, take a piece of stock and heat it up and stick the hot end in the vise and tell him to "grab the cold end and bend it to suit himself"---"oops too far!" "So bend it back..." "Perfect". We let it cool and next weekend he bought an anvil from me and started to build his own forge.

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Nice work KY, nothing less than we've come to expect.

Oakwoodironworks: As Thomas says wood workers coming to the dark side and smithing instead is a pretty common story. I know several guys who just needed one special tool, usually a blade, chisel, carving knife, etc. and the next thing I knew they were blacksmithing.

It's a nice addiction as addictions go.

Frosty The Lucky.

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