Getting Started in Blacksmithing
Slack-Tub Pub II
Health and Safety
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Spark testing is a simple method of roughly identifying steels. Sparks from a grinding wheel have various characetistics such as long or short sparks, branching or bursts. While not definitive the test can seperate basic iron and steel types.
Sample Spark Test Chart
Metals for Engineering Craftsmen
Basic Grinder Safety
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This is standard issue PPE for all new employees.
In blacksmithing we call greenhorns "newbies".
= "Personal Protective Equipment"
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