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If you've ever had to dig out a nail that's been hammered flush, you'll appreciate this tool. It will pull up to a 16 penny nail with minimal damage to the wood. The handle is made from ¾” octagon tool steel; oil or water hardening steels can be commonly found in this size. The jaw is made from ¼” x 1½” tool steel, also easy to find in bar or plate.

The Journal takes a look at cookery for the on-the-go blacksmith. It's based around heating food with iron that has been heated in a forge. Learn how to use a cooking wand for anvil top cooking, toast bread in a pendulum toaster or cook hot dogs in a hardy tool roaster.