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Is Solar Power Worth Your Investment?

Consider the pros and cons before investing in an inverter for your rig
Farriers working where electricity isn’t available need to supply their own power if they want to use their power tools. Solar-powered rigs are an option that has gained popularity, but they might not be the right choice for every farrier.
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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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The Nitty Gritty On Compounds

Understand the condition of your blade and what needs to be accomplished before choosing a compound
When selecting a sharpening or polishing compound, there is a broad spectrum of colors from which to choose. But what do the colors mean? In what situations should they be used? “You have to understand what you’re trying to do and recognize the condition of your blade before you can pick the right compound,” says Neal Baggett of Baggett Hoof Knives in Bishop, Ga.
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EVENTS

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Veterinarian-Farrier Roundtable

3/21/18
University of Illinois Large Animal Hospital, Ward 4
1102 W. Hazelwood Dr.
Urbana, IL
United States
The University of Illinois is hosting a veterinarian-farrier roundtable in Urbana. Read More

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Clinique De Forge

5/4/18
Salon du Cheval
2670, ave Beauparlant
Canada
Contact: Maxim Poirier
The Association des Maréchaux-Ferrants du Québec is hosting a clinic in Saint-Hyacinthe. Read More

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East Tennessee Farriers Association Clinic

6/8/18
Forge of R. C. Tuck
946 Lost Creek Rd.
New Market, TN
United States
Contact: Darrell Haynes
The East Tennessee Farriers Association is hosting a clinic in New Market. Read More

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