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Old 06-27-2017, 12:05 PM
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Default Youtube Documentary - Smelting Iron in Africa

Very long, but amazing. From raw iron ore to a finished iron hoe.

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Handmade bellows: https://youtu.be/RuCnZClWwpQ?t=1h5m47s

Start of the forging process: https://youtu.be/RuCnZClWwpQ?t=1h26m31s
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Very long, but amazing. From raw iron ore to a finished iron hoe.

Highlights:

Handmade bellows: https://youtu.be/RuCnZClWwpQ?t=1h5m47s

Start of the forging process: https://youtu.be/RuCnZClWwpQ?t=1h26m31s
That was fun to watch. Thanks Pop.
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Pretty F'ing amazing that they knew what dirt/rocks to get for ore and that which served as flux. Not to mention clean clay for the forge and tuyeres. The goat-skin "bellows" are a hoot. The ceremonial "break-dancing" at the end was a bonus.

Jen needs to get down and dirty and try some of this. At least the round forging hammers. WTF?
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