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Hooks to hang things up

Some of the hooks I’ve made in the forge.

A retired Master Blacksmith showed this handy hook to me. This nifty device hugs your tent pole (or other 1-3 inch pole) and provides space for anything you need to hang up. We’ve used it to hang lanterns, cloaks, coils of rope, even a bow and arrow once.A hook, one end is has a small pigtail the other is a partial square shape.

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A twisty fire poker.

I love to make things in the forge that look too delicate, but have the strength to perform their task. It’s a little whimsy. That’s what happened here.

The fire poker resting against a pile of logs that are on fire.

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Forge setup and overview

Some naming conventions, a “forge” is the place where the fire is, while a “Forge” is the shop where the blacksmith works.

I’ve gone through a few different setups for my Forge over the years. I also have a challenge or two since I take the whole thing on the road now and again for public demos.The Forge, in the foreground an anvil rests on a stump, a propane forge glows in the background to the left, and a workbench is across the background strewn with tools.

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