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    Ha. if the snow ever leaves.

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    Time to start over. Snow melted for a day and the temps hung around zero.




    Cutout four starter sticks. Tried two at a time; heating one while beating the other. Two at a time is too hard on the shoulder right now so i focused on one blade.



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    I once tried two at a time as well - it felt so frenzied, rushed and stressful. Never again!

    Working on one, there's a real peace and calm while waiting for the work-piece to heat up. The soft roar of the forge is relaxing and reassuring, faithfully doing it's job as I plan out my next series of moves... and the rest of the world goes quiet.

    Doing two at a time takes all of that away!

    Keep us posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippington View Post
    I once tried two at a time as well - it felt so frenzied, rushed and stressful. Never again!

    Working on one, there's a real peace and calm while waiting for the work-piece to heat up. The soft roar of the forge is relaxing and reassuring, faithfully doing it's job as I plan out my next series of moves... and the rest of the world goes quiet.

    Doing two at a time takes all of that away!

    Keep us posted!
    I think once my shoulder gets stronger i may be able to draw out two at a time but more refined work requires more attention as you said. They also heat up faster as you thin things out, which just adds to the stress. I had a good rhythm but shoulder failed so i need the rest and even switched arms. It's definatly a tough racket. Working with my non-dominant arm is tricky but like anything it will improve with time. Having both arms avaiable helps to even out the burden.

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    Power hammer upcoming ?

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    And I always though that hot steel is soft

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