Hand Tools

Response To:
Re: The experience factor ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
What I thought I was told was that in furniture making shops of some centuries ago the sharpening was an apprentice job. I do not recall learning anything about how Colonial Williamsburg operated. And I may not be remember correctly.

I have been there one time and with no interest in returning. I was annoyed by the reenactors more interested in playing their roles than engaging in informative discussions. For example, in the rifle shop they were investigating forge welding of rifle barrels. I inquired about forge welding and was treated to a superficial answer, typical of everywhere I want. Later I was at the Dollywood fall festival where there was a smith plying his trade. I asked him about forge welding . He took up two pieces of metal and proceeded to forge weld them, explaining in detail what he was doing and what he was looking for.

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