Friday, June 26, 2009

Making a Suffolk-Style Door Latch

One of the enjoyable parts of working in the blacksmith shop is making hardware to be used in the repair and upkeep of the historic buildings here. There are several projects going on this Spring. Repairs to our barns use forged nails, so nail making is a regular task. My nail hod (wooden box) was getting pretty full until the carpenter stopped by the shop. He filled up his apron pockets and took off with my nails! I’ve been working at restocking the 8p and 10p nails.
Another project underway is a Suffolk-style door handle and latch for the Doctor’s Office. It’s not done yet, but will be in a day or two. There are more projects to do after that. Keep looking to see a report on the continued repair of the wooden beam plow!

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