iron+carbon

Hello from Pittsburgh,PA

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Hi everyone. I am new to smithing and also posting anything online. I have been able to find the answers to all of my questions so far, just by reading topics already discussed. I feel like I'm very fortunate to have all the information that is available nowadays between the internet and books that weren't written till the late nineties. It seems like a good time to get involved in all of this. My next move is going to be joining PAABA.

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Welcome aboard, glad to have you. Just remember to build a fire and beat some poor innocent steel into submission now and then. Post pics when you do, projects, tools shop space, pets, Smoothbore has a real thing for cats, cooking, etc. We LOVE pics you know.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks for the reply Frosty. Here's the second set of tongs I made. Ugly but functional.

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Ugly tongs, where? Those sure look better than my first few pairs and I'm happy to say I don't need to make tongs very often, not at all.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks guys. What I didn't mention is that it took me three days to make those tongs. I enjoyed every minute of it though. Shamus, I'm not sure about Ellwood City, I just joined PAABA. It's a blacksmithing group for the Pittsburgh area. Frosty, I bet you have a lot of tongs!

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Hello from lawrence county, in Volant, very near Elwood city and somewhat near Pittsburgh, fairly new to this but have wanted to get started after a carpentry project with carrage bolt heads that looked beat up for a handmade look. Thanks for having me!

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