V-Bit Tong Preorder
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From Patrick Quinn:
In my opinion there is nothing more import in the blacksmith shop than strong tongs that hold your material firmly and securely.
Since our move to the historic Cambria Iron and Steel industrial blacksmith shop in Johnstown PA I have been studying its impressive Industrial tong collection. Preserved here are over 1000 pair of tongs forged by the industrial smiths that worked here dating back to 1854. These tongs represent the results of extensive research and development based on the studies I did on this historic tong collection.
For my entire forging career, I have been searching for a way to forge a strong industrial V-bit tong. When I arrived in Johnstown, I had access to all the examples and inspiration I needed to research the process. A few things became clear very quickly such as how to forge and form a strong bit with appropriate thickness at the bottom the “V” and through the transition to the jaw and preserve thickness elsewhere where necessary to have strong tongs when finished.
Developing the tooling to do this on my hammers on a smaller scale, along with focus on preserving strong transitions was fun to research and experiment with. I am happy to say that I have found a process and order of operations that produce a strong V-bit tong that I am happy to have in our forging classroom, my personal tong rack, offer for sale to the forging community and a part of my tool making educational Curriculum .
*tongs forged from mild steel
Purchase 3 or 6 tongs and receive 16% off your order!
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Add 6 tongs to your cart and use coupon code 6pack at checkout
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