CrazyGoatLady

Ideas For Forged Items From Horseshoes

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Ok. So here's one that will go along with this thread. It's several years old. I think it probably has my 1st married name on it....

I don't have many drawings because I usually give them away. Sorry if it comes out really big. I'm on a device I don't usually post pictures from 

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Hers another one more welding related but I think it is cool. My sister gave me this magazine rack about 30 years ago.

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Looking at what I'm currently using to hold open my office door; I think I'm going to take a worn shoe tomorrow and forge a doorstop:  just bend the heels down a bit so it will sit at an angle on the rug.

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CGL, your horse drawing is eye-popping.  Your horseshoe hooks are just fine, look good.  I would suggest an overnight bath in vinegar, quick rinse in water, quick dunk in baking soda bath, dry and wire brush.  I spray mine with Rustoleum clear matte spray for rust protection.

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Glad y'all like the drawing. Kinda weird to post that here. I used to frequent an art forum, but haven't looked at it in awhile. Looking at Randy's post reminded me my MIL had given me a couple of Christmas reindeer made from shoes because I didn't have much to work with then. I cut them apart and they became something else. I think each one had like 6 shoes holding them together. 

Thomas, good idea for a simple doorstop. 

arkie, I may do that with those hooks. That's straight out of the forge. I didn't ever clean them up because I wasn't too sure I liked them. But if you think they look alright, I may go ahead and finish them up. 

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I say finish 'em up and hang something on them...goat tack?? LOL

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arkie, I think I'll finish them up, but no goat tack to hang. We thought about harness training my big wether to pull a cart, but never did. Would've been neat for the kids to ride in

Or use for work around the place

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6 hours ago, CrazyGoatLady said:

We thought about harness training my big wether to pull a cart,

A chariot, I started to make a chariot for a team of 4 African Pygmy goats but Deb and I went a different direction. You have leads, hay forks, rakes, shovels, etc. to hang in the barn. Horse shoe implement hooks are easy peasy to make, about as difficult as the door stop. 

Horse shoe horse head hoof picks are easy sellers at the feed and seed. Dragon's heads and sea serpent openers at the card & game store.

Frosty The Lucky.

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