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Just got done doin a little forging today, made some progress. Made my first pair of tongs, first bottle opener, and first tomahawk (although ive made a few adzes out of claw hammers), all in all a great day in the forge!

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I remember my first two sets of tongs of that type.   They are EXTREMELY ugly!   I will not post a pic.   Yours are way better!      

 

Though that makes me think.  Maybe I should post a thread asking for pics of your most horrible outcomes.    A thread where we reveal our most horrific failures...   Lemme think on that...   I would have to start with myself....   hmmmm

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I remember my first two sets of tongs of that type.   They are EXTREMELY ugly!   I will not post a pic.   Yours are way better!      

 

Though that makes me think.  Maybe I should post a thread asking for pics of your most horrible outcomes.    A thread where we reveal our most horrific failures...   Lemme think on that...   I would have to start with myself....   hmmmm

 

The jaws arent the prettiest, but the question is do they work? if so then its a success. i guess i shoulda said first successful tongs lol had a couple tries that didnt work out, but hey i got it down, made another pair the next day for slightly bigger stock that turned out better.

 

I would have a few post for a thread of failures lol i got plenty of them!

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I just made a couple of pairs of tongs too. Not the prettiest, but OK for a first try and they work.
I think I should have made a bit more meat around the rivet hole and will do so with the next try.
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Those are nice looking tongs Ausfire, simple and to the point. Functions the most important and they look like they'll do just fine!

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