Crazy Chinese smiths. Forge a large flange on the street
Best example of hammer and tongs I have seen. Not familiar with that expression? The Free Dictionary explains:
go at it hammer and tongs
To do something or perform some task with tremendous fervor, determination, energy, or forcefulness. An allusion to the force with which a blacksmith strikes metal using his or her hammer and tongs. What started as a minor disagreement has escalated into a heated argument, and the two have been going at it hammer and tongs ever sinceUpdate December 2017 replaced missing video, reformatted quote.