On Tue, November 25, 2008 1:15 am, Arthur Slaughter wrote:
> I too am a blacksmith and end up making the things that the big box
> stores don't carry. The nearest REAL hardware store is in Minneapolis.
> That's a three hour run . So my projects get fancy hand forged fasteners
> more out of the need to make them than the desire to. Well OK ! I love
> making them! Finnr
Me too--though I find nails to be one of those PITA projects. But I do my
own hinges, handles, binding irons and often locks. Which often look
better than my joinery; I'm trying to learn more woodworking skills to
restore the balance!