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We dig this photo that reader hmboo posted to the Toolmonger photo pool for several reasons — first, because it shows tool guys doing actual metalwork.  But if you look around you’ll see a bunch of sweet tools hanging around in the shot.

I think my favorite is the massive beat-to-hell stump the anvil is sitting on — that bad boy has seen some action and more than its share of beat-downs.  Props to the museum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany for the daily mini-courses they put on.  Things like this inspire a lot of folks get into metalwork.

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5 Responses to Flickr Pool: Metalwork Class

  1. kdp says:

    That looks like a a while world of fun.

    Is that a VW logo on his bib. Bearbeitenvergnügen?

  2. Leaf says:

    If you want to see a REAL metal working demo contact your local blacksmith association. Were I live we have the NWBA, Usually someone brings a power hammer with a tup (striking part) heavier than that “anvil” in the picture, hydraulic presses, dozens of full sized anvils for participants to use, there are vendors and tons of reasonably priced tools for sale in the tailgate area.

  3. kdp says:

    err…That looks like a whole world of fun.

  4. tyler says:

    I’ve always wanted to try blacksmithing!

    Recently I started working with a metal lathe and I came across a great site for projects.

    http://www.projectsinmetal.com has FREE project plans available for download. The projects range from Beginner to advanced. It’s a great place to start if you’ve just purchased a metal lathe or mill and you’re wondering where to start.

  5. Savannah says:

    Wow! That is really neat! An old-fashioned metalworker.

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