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A typical set of forge fire tools consists of a straight poker, rake-end poker and a shovel. The set shown this month includes all three tools, each with a hook on the handle for hanging on the edge of the forge hearth or on a tool rack.

The feet for the C2K gate shown in issue 118 are attached to the heel bar of the gate. Issue 119 shows the method by which the heel bar is forged so that the feet can be riveted to it.

Volunteers from the Blacksmiths Association of Missouri (BAM) including Don Asbee, Steve Austin, Bob Bergman, Doug Hendrickson, Walt Hull, Stephen McGehee, Andrew MacDonald, Bill Miller, John Murray, Rick Smith, Kirk Sullens and Stan Winkler converged at Stan Winkler’s shop in Ste. Genevieve Missouri on May 15 to begin work on the C2K gates featured in past issues of the Journal. Complete coverage appears this month.