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Blacksmithing and metalworking questions answered.

Blacksmithing and Metalworking Tools Historical Preservation.

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Firetools for Craftshows

Collected Fire tools

During my craftshow days I made all kinds of small items including many fire tools in a variety of styles. Besides long handled tools I also made short handled dust pans that were very popular.

Details of brooms

The broom ends were made by Butch Hutchinson, a craftsman we met while doing one of hundreds of shows in Southwest Virginia. During that weekend in 1978 we developed the first (?) hand tied brooms on forged handles. A variety of colors were later tried. I liked the maroon the best.

Butch is graduate of Brea College in Kentucky and was a vocational arts instructor at Norton High School, Norton, VA, USA. The last time I spoke to him he was superintendent of schools. . and not doing brooms any longer. Such is life.

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