Lou L Posted October 13, 2018 Share Posted October 13, 2018 So, recently I’ve made a connection with a local guild of tool collectors. One of their members is a curator/officer of the Simsbury Historical Society near me. He has an enormous tool collection that started when he was 10 years old (and is willing to part with some of his blacksmithing collection!). His personal collection has fully outfitted a blacksmithing display at the society but they are intent upon creating a working blacksmithing shop out of an old barn they may be acquiring. He is offering me and anyone I know the opportunity to help design and plan the shop and displays as well as to use the shop and sell goods out of it (sharing profits with the society). They are looking at spending 60K on this building project....this town has serious money. Aside from this cool connection I’ve made I wanted to share something from Joe’s collection I saw today. It is apparently a blacksmith apprentices work station for making nails. The hardy stump originally had a nail header on it. He got it with a small stake anvil instead. I think it’s a pretty cool piece of blacksmithing history. Just thought some might appreciate this, Lou Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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