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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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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Forging Fundamentals

Start With Color, Temperature

From white heat to black, you should know what you can and can't do at certain temperatures

 Knowing what it means when the steel is lemon-colored rather than cherry can be the difference between getting a job done correctly and having to start on a shoe all over again. 

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Modifying Keg Shoes

Well-Made Trailers Need To Fit The Shoe And Foot

When adding trailers, make sure you don't lose sight of the rest of the keg shoe
Putting trailers on your keg shoes isn’t a particularly daunting task according to Danny Ward — at least as long as you keep the big picture in mind.
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