Michael Cox wrote:Blacksmithing has the potential to open up possibilities for custom made tools and equipment that would be very expensive to have made, or are so specialised that they can't be bought.
[EDIT - I've just remembered an occasion when a forge would have been a godsend... I borrowed a press for making some cider, but it was missing a little piece of squared off metal bar to secure the ratchet metal in place. Making it from scrap with a forge would have been a 5 minute job... without it I think I wasted 2 hours trying to improvise something that would do the job, and the "solution" was still inadequate.]
Michael Cox wrote:So I put my money where my mouth is...
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