Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader-submitted question: “What can be done with a home blacksmithing operation?”
A better question might be, “What can’t you do with a home blacksmithing operation?” Apart from making tools for yourself, you can make tools for sale. One of the great things about being able to make tools is the ability to make them suit a specific task that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. Some specific items that can be made include shelf brackets, fireplace tools, hooks to hang coats and gate latches. If you develop some good blacksmithing skills, the chances are high that you could make a little bit of extra income for your homestead.
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