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Apr032015

The Lost and Re-Found Art of Blacksmithing

Doug Wittnebel recently experienced his first foray into blacksmithing and learned a few things along the way. Image © Douglas Wittnebel

The first time I put on the heavy leather apron and thick, fireproof insulated gloves worn as protection by all blacksmiths, I felt invincible from heat. The sheer amount of wide, cushiony layers these items contain made me feel like I could walk through fire and not feel a thing. It was like becoming a puffy but updated version of a Ghostbuster. I felt more than ready to partake in my very first blacksmithing class.

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