[ExI] horseshoes, was: RE: i predict chaos

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 04:17:55 UTC 2022

On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 12:23 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Now you have your horseshoe shaped cavity (or cavity shaped like a car
> part (such as an adapter plate)) in your sand cast, your crucible of molten
> iron, ready to pour.  Hmmm… pretty expensive horseshoe perhaps.  But we
> would have fun rigging up the stuff we would need.

 ### Cast iron would be a very poor material for a horseshoe due to its
brittleness and stiffness. Horseshoes need high impact resistance and a
little bit of flex to stay attached to the hoof which is why they are
relatively thin and made of forged iron or steel. A cast iron horseshoe
strong enough to resist shattering would be very heavy.

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