April contest "specimen"

Discussion in 'Farrier Photo Contests' started by Alex Hall, Apr 5, 2015.

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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Thank you. Did you not bump the medial side?
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Hope we get more entries this month
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    david a hall Moderator

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    I don't thinkhe did Micheal
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Just got a chance to look as the shoe on my computer. A very nice shoe and I think the heels are pretty sweet.
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    Alex Hall Active Member

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    Thank you Michael, it's a satisfying shoe to make, not hard but a lot of features
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Alex is your inside to be the same width or slightly narrow than your outside ?
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    Alex Hall Active Member

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    Slightly narrower
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Gary, please take this as a compliment, your hands look like you have shod a lot of horses and made quite a few horseshoes in your days!
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    gary evans old and slow

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    Thank you, Michael! (I think...) :)
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Alex do you want as the specimen
    shape as yours
    were fullering starts and ends
    nail placement
    and heels as yours?
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    Alex Hall Active Member

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    Do as you do and feel is best. I'm looking for forging and nail fit. Would like the tapered edge of the ground surface to follow mine. Other than that, heels, fullering and nail placement is up too the forger. Only thing to take into account is the outside two nails need to be as far forward as you dare, to reduce pressure in the area which is fusing (The lateral cartilage which is most commonly affected in these cases on draft types)
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Got mine made up this am. Will post up tonight
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Got the apprentice michael to have a go
    it should be up tonight
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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    Alex, I must say it has been a fun shoe to make. Looks like you got your work cut out in the judging department. I hope a few more get posted as well.
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    Alex Hall Active Member

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    It's a nice shoe, a lot of features but not a hard shoe to make. Yes I think I have and I agree hope there's a few more :)
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    david a hall Moderator

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    I've been busy :)
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    I was just figured you were waiting for the last minute to blow us all away. :)

    Regards

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