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Forging Diagrams needed

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Hi everyone. I've been blacksmithing for a while now and I'm about to go give a presentation for school on my progress through the year. I was wondering if anyone could point me to a good place to find some diagrams demonstrating forging techniques. I'm in a bit of a time crunch right now so I can't look as deeply as I'd like to but I'm having trouble finding them. I'm trying to find diagrams or pictures demonstrating the journeyman skills located here: https://abana.org/resources/journeyman/index.shtml#skills

And if anyone is curious, the project was trying to learn as many of those journeyman skills I could and makes smaller pieces demonstrating each. The final project was making a bench which I donated to the school, pictured below.

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The ABANA Controlled hand forging series should cover most (if not all) of what you need - it's in the resources section of the ABANA website

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Nice job on your Capstone!  Did you end up getting a forge out of the deal or did your money go into the materials for the bench!

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It actually was not a capstone. My high school has a yearlong project that they make every senior do so I did mine on blacksmithing. And yes, I did get quite a bit of tooling from the school for the bench. They ended up buying me a welder, 210 pounds of coal and the materials, as well as some other odds and ends.

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Love the bench, very clean design and assembly, but am a little confused. 

Looking at it I see a total of 5 bends (one which might have been able to do cold with the right equipment and the others with a torch) and two smaller (length wise) scrolls.  Yet you say you used 210 lbs. of coal, what am I missing?

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Yea the actual forging in the bench was not much. But the project was year long, so I spent the entire year trying to learn the ABANA skills I talked about above.

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