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Heat Steel, Add Flux, Blend

Following a simple recipe will help you master forge welding
We have tackled forge welding before, but we wanted to do another article on this important skill for some of the novice shoers, as well as offering a fresh look at it for the more experienced hands.
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Converting A Rasp To A Clinch Block

This tool-building exercise will also help you hone your welding skills

There is something special about making and using your own tools. That feeling may be lost a little for well-known tool makers such as Texas farrier Jim Poor and New Mexico shoer Jim Keith, but making a tool that I’ll use still gives me that tingly feeling.

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Building The Z-Bar

Two methods work well in building this useful therapeutic shoe
LAST ISSUE WE had a case history about the use of the Z-bar shoe (See American Farriers Journal, May/June, 2004, Pages 54 to 58).
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Better Ways To Make Borium Stick

With winter weather setting in and paved surfaces getting slick, one farrier seeks advice on using Borium as a traction device.
When a farrier needed some quick advice on applying Borium to shoes, he turned to the American Farriers Journal message board and searched the online AFJ Article Index for information and answers from other shoers from around the world.
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