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Colorado CJ

Howdy from Colorado

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Hello everyone.  This is my first post on this site.  

I'm kind of an all round builder/fixer/maker.

I have a pretty well stocked metal shop, wood shop and a CNC lathe and mill. 

The one thing I don't have, or have never done is Blacksmithing. 

It looks like it can be a lot of fun and I've wanted to try my hand at it for some time. One of my customers is a blacksmith and he invited me over to give me some pointers.

I'm slowly getting the tools needed.  I ordered a forge online instead of building one, a Devil Forge 2 burner setup (I will definitely be building one down the road).  Yesterday I bought a forktruck tine from the scrap yard which will become a post anvil.  I also found a local farriers/blacksmith shop that I bought a 2 lb rounding hammer and tongs from and will be buying refractory to line my forge.  The shop owners are good people and put on blacksmithing classes that I'm sure to attend.

All in all, I am very excited to finally get into blacksmithing.  I'm sure it will be a fun, and frustrating at times, new experience for me.

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Co.  C.J.,

Welcome to the group.

There are a lot of good people, and an enormous amount of information on this site.


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