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Today was the second full day in the winter shop and the first day of forging. It felt great to heat up the forge and start experimenting with some metal.

It had been a while since I made one of my Unbreakable Bottle Openers so I spent a good part of the day getting my chops back. There were a few corrections (undoing bends, redoing bends), but that’s part of what’s great about metal. If it comes out weird, just reheat it and make it better!

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By the end of the day, I had a nice collection of decorative wall hooks and bottle openers ready to be drilled out for wall mounting and keyrings. I also recorded some video of each process from start to finish. Look for the videos within the next week or so.

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