Friday, August 14, 2009

The Blacksmith Shop

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For the past couple days I was a volunteer blacksmith in a 1900's villiage, Dakota City, MN. After 8 hours of poundin' metal yesterday, we shut down the forge (coal fire) and waited around for everything to cool off. I took this photo around 8:30pm, with only a couple incandescent lights casting an amber light in the shop. The smell of coal smoke in the air and dim lighting, it was a great end to a great day of blacksmithing.

1 comment:

  1. I'll bet it was hot and humid in there. So, what was the demonstration piece that you made?