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Although designed as a window grill, this piece can also be modified for use as a gate. The main body is 3/4” square and the horizontals are 5/8” x 1” 1018 cold rolled stock. Plans and step by step drawings show you how its done.I

The August feature on precision mortise and tenon joinery is inspired by Eric Moebius of Milwaukee Wisconsin. It shows how to make square joints where accuracy is important.

The tong basics feature in this issue shows correct and incorrect uses of tongs and some tips on how to get a grip on almost anything.

Mark Smith, Hummelstown PA originated this method for forging a small eagle out of
1 1/2 x 1 1/2" angle iron It's made by cutting, folding, forging the head, then opening up to spread the tail and wings.

ToolCrib travels to Blanchardville Wisconsin to cover Postville Blacksmith Shop, owned and operated by Bob Bergman. Shown here is the original shop located across the street from a newer facility.