Behind the scenes at Auriou Toolworks

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Paulin Causse, Michel’s great uncle, and one of the second generation blacksmiths at Forge de Saint Juey

If you picked up a copy of issue 249 Furniture & Cabinet Making then you will have seen my feature on Auriou Toolworks. Forge de Saint Juery is a fascinating place to visit, and I walked away with far more photos than would fit into one magazine article. So here are some of my favourite shots that didn’t make it into the article.

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Stitching the teeth for a rasp is an exacting and precise process.


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Anvil and hammer for heavy duty black smithing


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Shaping the tang with a drop hammer


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Grinding the edge of a Chris Pye carging gouge


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Michel and myself


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Saint Juery is only a short drive from Albi, home to this beautiful 13th century cathedral (now a UNESCO world heritage site)

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