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Keep Your Rasps Sharp And Save

Pennsylvania farrier suggests two techniques to give your tool longer life
Steve Teichman and his Chester County Farrier Associates crew get under about 15 horses a day. While that’s great for business, it also means tools and other resources wear out quicker — especially rasps.
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I am one of many blacksmith instructors from across the country. We all are in need of a little help from our farrier brothers. We use old rasps in our classes for cleaning projects and teaching proper use of rasps in blacksmithing.
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Shoeing For A Living

Covering all the Angles

This Standardbred blacksmith says his dividers and hoof gauge are just as important as his anvil and hammers
Standardbred racing has a long and honorable history in the East and Midwest, as well as in Ontario and other parts of Canada. The racetrack blacksmiths that provide the hoof care for these horses have long been considered among the finest horseshoers anywhere, particularly when it comes to balancing horses. In early June, I made a trip to Pennsylvania, to spend a day with a veteran at a harness racing track, who had something in common with American Farriers Journal.
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