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Figure Of Eight

Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge a figure of 8 from 8 inches (200mm) of 5/16 inch (8mm) round.  This exercise continues the bending development and also introduces the beginner to symmetry,a fundamental skill in shoe making.  This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 4m 48secs.
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Flat Staple

Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge a flat staple from 7 inches of 5/8 x 5/16 or 175mm x 16mm x 8mm.  This exercise combines both forging and elementary bending of the steel.  This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 5m 9secs
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Bow Shackle

Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge a bow shackle from 12 inches (300mm) of 3/8 inch (10mm) round.  There are several forging techniques needed when forging the bow shackle such as setting down, rounding and bending.  Accuracy also plays a role as the eyes need to line up.  This is a great exercise for those […]
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Unwelded Ring

Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge an unwelded ring from 11 inches (275mm) of ¾ by ¼ (20mmx6mm).  This exercise works on developing not only the  bending techniques but also some basic upsetting of the material.  This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 4m 44secs.
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Set Eye Hook

Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge a set eye hook from 7 ¾ inches (195mm) of ¾ by ¼ inch (20mm by 6mm).  This exercise combines several of the techniques developed in the earlier movies.  This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 6m 57secs.
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Flat Bit Tong Rein

Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge a flat bit tong rein from 8 inches of 5/8 inch (16mm) square, using forging techniques developed in earlier exercises.    Darren shows how a basic tong rein can be forged.  This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 7m 22secs.
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