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 Post subject: Stone anvil
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Here's a cool one I found recently of a primitive forging demonstration. I guess before we could afford enough iron for a metal anvil stones had to be used. They even use stones to hammer the iron in the beginning. Looks like a pretty fun activity for a weekend if I had enough interested friends. :)




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 Post subject: Re: Stone anvil
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Wow, really cool and from 1999!



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 Post subject: Re: Stone anvil
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Here's the first video of the smelting furnace being made. They even show the bricks being made from straw and clay, talk about a thorough demonstration.



Got to the main guy's website, you can actually pay him to do these demonstrations at festivals and whatnot, only problem is he's from the Netherlands, lol.

I wonder if people do anything like this at the renaissance festivals around here?



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 Post subject: Re: Stone anvil
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wow, very cool.

My family already thinks i'm that crazy knife guy. If I start building a furnace in the back yard the wife is going to pack her bags.


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 Post subject: Re: Stone anvil
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Dark star, just tell her it is a new pizza oven.


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 Post subject: Re: Stone anvil
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Hey Shaun very cool video. Reminds me of my grandfather. He and his 4 brothers were blacksmiths and they learned the trade from his father. They grew up in Sicily and during WW1 they were all blacksmiths in the Italian Calvary, taking care of shoeing horses. After the War he brought his trade to America in 1918 .
He set up shop and had a forge here in Connecticut until the late 1950 's. He did all kinds of custom wrought iron work. When I was a kid I can remember going to his shop and watching him work. I have a lot of his tools that he made like the hammers and tongs that they used in the video. Good stuff! BB


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Reminds me of a Tandoor oven (Indian over for making Naan and tandori chicken etc) Temps to ~ 700 F.

Naan and pizza are overlapping techniques :)

Nice videos - thanks for sharing.

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