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Monday, November 12, 2018

Movie Monday

Wartime Farm Part 2 of 8









The team tackle the conditions faced by British farmers in 1940, when the full impact of rationing took hold and which also saw Britain face the onslaught of Nazi bombing in the Blitz. Ruth finds out how about the impact rationing had in the kitchen as food became strictly limited - and also explores the temptations of the black market. Alex and Peter are confronted with vastly reduced supplies of feed for the animals, so attempt a method encouraged by the government: making "silage". This involves not only finding alternatives sources of feed to store for winter, but also creating a container to store them in. And for this they find out how the Women's Land Army could be of help. Along they way, they also discover how racial prejudice reared its ugly head during Land Girl recruitment - only to be overcome by the actions of a local farmer. Ruth goes on a canning drive - gathering fruit to preserve and donate to the war effort - with the local Women's Institute.
Wartime Farm was produced by the BBC in partnership with The Open University.

























 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Book Recomendation

The Home Blacksmith 

Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist




As more and more people join the do-it-yourself revolution, they are breathing new life into many time-honored skills and crafts. Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses, yet there is not an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft. Author Ryan Ridgway, a veterinarian and blacksmith with more than fifteen years of metalworking experience, hopes to fill that void with this comprehensive volume geared toward answering the many questions that new blacksmiths often have. By explaining the physics of moving metal, the different styles of anvils and forges, and alternative fuel sources, Ridgway sets his book apart from less detailed volumes. Forty practical, easy-to-follow projects are presented, showing aspiring blacksmiths how to make tools, such as hammers and chisels; farm implements, such as gate latches and hoof picks; and items for home use, including drawer pulls and candle holders.

Inside The Home Blacksmith:

The evolution of blacksmithing around the world and the differences between the tools specific to each region

The behavior of heated metal and the science of metalworking

Setting up a shop safely and economically

The heart of your shop—the anvil and forge—and the other essential tools
Working with different types of steel, including how to salvage steel for different uses

Techniques from beginning to advanced

Step-by-step instructions for forty blacksmithing projects: tools and other implements as well as decorative pieces for personal use or sale

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal


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    • Top size : 11" x 4-5/8"(279.4x117.5mm), Base size: 10" x 7"(254x177.8mm)
    • Rockwell hardness: 52 mm(2"), Horn: 6"(152.4mm)
    • Hardy hole: 0.9"x0.9" (22 x 22 mm), Round hold: 0.78 inch (20 mm)
    • This anvil is great for metalsmiths, riveting, flattening, forging and forming metal

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