Smith for a Day

Smith for a Day

Melanie’s discovered a blacksmith-for-a-day course at a smithy nearby, which sounds exciting. They have classes for 12 years old and up. Here’s how I imagine my first conversation there going.

Blacksmith: Welcome to the smithy. We have a variety of beginner projects you can-
Me: I want a sword.
Smith: Well, that’s a little advanced and a little more than-
Me: I want a sword.
Smith: How about we start with a nice S-hook?
Me: Is it sharpened?
Smith: Well, no-
Me: I want a sword.

I’ll end up with a wrought iron plant hanger.

Photo credit: Flickr user Derek Key, used under a Creative Commons license.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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