[Ansteorra] Blacksmithing q's

caladin caladin at io.com
Sun Jun 4 21:01:21 PDT 2006

Re: [Ansteorra] Blacksmithing q's

Q: How to get iron stock?

(One locaiton in New Bransfels texas)
Everything you need in one place, not the best prices on bar stock,
but if you buy other stuff it's not to badd to throw it in on the order)

Also google "hot rolled mled steel bar" and fins a mail order place
that' has the best prices.

Lastly, if you are in a hurry you can get metal at most lowes or
Home depot, but you pay about 3 times as much when you get it that way.
(Lowes has better stuff, hot rolled not shear cut to size (has nicer edges))

If you are just learning I strongly suggest this book and
the dvd set is good too (if you can afford it)

this is also an exccelnt book to learn from.


Finally i suggest this web site to you, particualry the section called Iforge, which is a 
bunch of how tos for a bunch of different projects. 


Start with the "easy tongs" if you don't have any yet. Not great, but really easy.


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