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Very pleased with myself - first tongs!

JK Scotland

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Reader warning: uneven, not symmetrical, messy as something you've just stood in.

So after 3 years of having an anvil, I finally built a forge last Sunday (along the lines of the Essential Craftsman youtube video). And I appear to have made a working pair of tongs! It certainly took some trial and error, and more error. Here are a couple of pics. The second one is before it was riveted. (I should maybe put 'riveted' in quotes, but it seems to be holding). I used an 8mm drill to make the hold - I don't have any punches yet. Though drilling does seem a bit more sensible anyway.

My dad says they look like something made in the 1700s. I'm flipping that as a compliment.





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Good job JK, they hold the work what else do you want? Have you taken a look at 17th cent. iron work? It most certainly is a compliment and exaggerated as only a Father can. ;)

My first couple weren't that good.

Frosty The Lucky.

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