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Are You Punching Better Nail Holes?

Veteran farriers share techniques to avoid sheared nails and preserve tools
Whether you’re forging a horseshoe from bar stock or modifying a factory-made shoe, the nail holes you punch are critical. The holes help determine whether the nails hold until the next shoeing and, when necessary, avoid flaws in a less-than-perfect hoof.
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METALLURGY: How Much Do You Need To Know?

While not necessary to shoe horses, a working knowledge of how steel is made and reacts to heat and pressure can make a good career great
If you’re a horseshoer, you work with metal every day. But how much do you have to really know about metallurgy — the science underlying the working of metal — to be successful? That might depend on how you define success and what kind of farrier you want to be.
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[Video] Sizing Tools To Punch Nails, Part V

International Horseshoeing Hall Of Famer Roy Bloom continues his demonstration of adjusting and sizing the forepunch, drift and pritchel for your favorite nail. In this final installment, Bloom repairs and sizes pritchels to punch city-head and e-head nails.
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