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It's Here!!

Blacksmithing | Knife-makers | OT: Sandbox YAK | Steel | Money Makers | ArtMetal NextGen | | | |

It's here! My forge from NC TOOL CO. It's pretty much the most bad a** thing ever! I'm super stoked. And it's going to make this new year all the better. If you haven't seen or used a forge from NC TOOL, it's quality stuff. Highly recommended!


While I'm Waiting

Blacksmithing | Knife-makers | OT: Sandbox YAK | Steel | Money Makers | ArtMetal NextGen | | |

Well, I've been in California for two weeks now, and my workshop is ready to go-- all except the forge... On Christmas day I ordered a new forge from NC Tool Co. Call it a Present to myself. My first forge was homemade from diamond plate and a circular plough blade for a bottom and cover with a horseshoe welded at top for a handle (picture a rustic Weber BBQ Grill). While it got the job done, it was still notably inefficient and I couldn't quite get the working temperatures I desired. Maybe it was by design that I simply couldn't fit the forge into the moving trailer from Texas to California, and it had to be left behind...


California Forging

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Hello everybody, I've been looking around here for a couple hours now and I'm pretty happy to find a site that brings so many talented metalsmiths together! I've just finished my service enlistment and have been forging my own knives and nick-nacks for about a year now. I would really like to work for a professional forge if there is work/help needed in the southern California area. Maybe you, or someone you know is in a situation to take on a hard worker and motivated learner? Thanks for reading, Happy New Year!


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