Articles Tagged with ''Donald Jones''


TLC For Your Anvil

Advice for maintaining or restoring an anvil for a lifetime of service
One of the fascinating aspects of farriery are the different and interesting challenges that each day brings.
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Online Extras: July/August 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Doug Workman's tips for safe and effective use of grinders
  • Videos detailing Curtis Burns' crack repair techniques
  • Hall Of Fame farrier Donald Jones' tips for extending the life of your nippers
  • John Stewarts 2014 article "The Ledge"
  • Veterans explain how skills they gained in the military have benefited their farrier practice
  • Advice for dealing with impatient clients and improving their role in the rehab process
  • In honor of the 2015 National Farriers Week, we have compiled our 4th annual Farriers Spotlight

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Fire Up That Forge

Hot tips for packing more heat into your shoeing work
There is probably no single piece of equipment that has changed how farriers do their jobs more than the portable propane forge. From shaky beginnings when they were seen more as a novelty, they have become virtually a necessity for farriers who want to hot fit and hot shoe away from their own shops.
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Keeping Your Tools Working For You

The smooth and efficient operation of your farrier practice begins with making sure your tools are up to the job
Every business must limit its expenses. It is even more critical during the uncertain financial times of today.
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Get the Most Out of Your Rasp

There are no secret tricks when it comes to getting the most out of your rasps — only proper care and usage
Over the past decade, several new models of rasps have been added to the farrier market. Likewise, products to sharpen these tools have also emerged.
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Get The Most Out of Your Nippers

Several farriers and tool experts weigh in on how to best care for and maintain this tool
Very few topics have the potential to stir up a hornet's nest like hoof-trim theories. Among these, you'll find approaches that have years of use, while other theories have emerged in recent years, stressing different landmarks or stress points as the purpose of the method.
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