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|Dave hammers out a wall hook.||The resulting wall hook.||Claw made by Allen. Notice the knuckles.|
|It is helpful to have a few vices when you are a blacksmith.||Ken carves a dragon.||Dave twists the metal.|
|Coal is very ugly when you first start it. The advantage of coal is that it burns very hot.||After awhile it gets less ugly. He is using a hand cranked blower.|
Blacksmithed/welded art seen in Ashland, Oregon. I'm guessing it was first pounded out as a blacksmith job. Then it was textured with a stick welder.
The base, shown in the fourth picture, clearly shows blacksmithing technique