Bob Schantz

Bob Schantz

Bob Schantz, CJF, developed, patented and manufactured an atmospheric propane forge. He is owner of Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop in Foristell, Mo., and is a 2004 inductee of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.

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9 Critical Propane Safety Tips

Avoid potentially volatile situations by understanding the gas and frequent checks
Gas forges are commonplace in today’s farrier rigs. We use them so often that it’s easy to become complacent and operate on autopilot. A recent incident in which a farrier was seriously burned while refilling his propane tank serves as a stark safety reminder to all farriers and blacksmiths who carry a gas forge and propane tank in a vehicle.
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