Forging

Forging By The Marshall Plan

Attention to small things, breaking job down, among the lessons taught by anvil master
Bob Marshall holds a shoe up to the light and checks the toe after a couple of quick blows.
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Briefings

During a recent Southern Nevada Horseshoer’s Association clinic in Las Vegas, Nev., Lee Green talked about how to best deal with lost shoes.


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7 Tips For Using Propane Forges

A few hints for using this handy farrier tool that has all but replaced coal and coke

THE COAL FORGE is slowly disappearing from horseshoeing as the propane forge has gained popularity.


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Modifying Keg Shoes

Toe-Weighted Shoes Take Time

Long-striding horses benefit from toe weights

 Toe-weighted shoes are used with horses that may require a longer stride or more animation — mainly Saddlebreds, Walking Horses, Morgans, Racking Horses and some show ponies. 


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7 Tips For Using Propane Forges

A few hints for using this handy farrier tool that has all but replaced coal and coke

The coal forge is slowly disappearing from horse- shoeing as the propane forge has gained popularity. 


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More Money & More Participants Highlight Calgary Mail-In Exercise

Splitting $44,272.24 worth of valuable shoeing products, 124 participants competed in this year’s event
Now in its third year, the mail-in forging exercise, co-sponsored by the World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition and American Farriers Journal, once again dramatically increased its number of participants and the overall value of products those competitors received.
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Back to the Basics

Welding Aluminum In A Coke Fire

There are subtle differences when using this type of fuel

While there aren't a lot of farriers who still haul around a coke-fueled forge in their rigs, they are still found in a lot of farrier shops.


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Simplifying Aluminum Welding

Learning proper techniques will help you solve the mystery of this process
As is true of iron, many farriers think welding is one of the most difficult things to do with aluminum. However, as with iron, if aluminum is handled correctly, the welding process is no harder than any other aspects of forging.
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