Saw this and had to share it.
If you want to buy one.
Certainly skillfull. We had a forge in our village while I was growing up
Enjoyed watching that
We touched on those skills in our High School metalwork shop in the '60’s, probably banned now under a Health & Safety banner.
nice trip, cheers
I made a cold chisel and a knife in our schools forge room , chances of doing that now … slim I should think .
More chance of flying wotsits
I made a knife too, a popular choice not sure why. Amongst other tools iI made was a hammer of sorts and a screwdriver.
Collectively we built a hovercraft for some doctor on duty in some jungle somewhere, my part involved rivets by the hundred. Only 6th formers were allowed anywhere near the exciting stuff
6th formers were outnumbered 5-1 by 4th and 5th form so they hid in a room upstairs and did not come out or dare to get involved in much Mostly metelwork class involved working on Gnichys Austin Princess , we were his free garage service .
I spent two weeks beating and annealing a copper ashtray mounted on a mahogany base. Simpler times.
all i was aloud to make was a rifle rack out of wood but had to tell them it was for fishing rods or they would of said no. =[
he said "wood " fnarr fnarr
Only the 6th formers at my school got to use the forge too. As i never made it to 6th form, that was the end of that.
However I was pronounced a ‘natural’ at welding
We had pupils getting their fingers caught in lathes and drill presses from 1st year .I got my finger nail ripped off on the belt sander in 2nd year :w00t: Stupid bloody pepper pot .
I remember one woodworking class
One lad started work before the lesson brief was finished and Sir threw a wood chisel at him accompanied by his usual bark of ‘your not paying attention boy’. Boy retaliated with a mallet which, more by luck than judgement, missed its target too.
C&D dept teachers had the best catchphrases too . " I am not fussy how you do it , just aslong as you do it MY way . " " now take that to the sander and keep going till it is gone" , " If you lose your fingers in that thing lost property aint going to help you " .