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Edition 38 - Page 8 of 8 May 20, 2005
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Trouble. . . 

Left to right, Myself (Jock Dempsey),
Paul Garrett (resident smith at John C. Campbell Folk School,
Steve Barringer of B2Design and Ted Thompson (hiding)
The After Party

While the cat's away the mice will play. Dean has gone to bed and we fire up the 300 pound Chambersburg. I was trying to flatten a bunch of tool steel and as good as the Big BLU's are they are NOT a 300 pound hammer. SOoooo. .. I fired her up. After I had it going everyone else had to play. . .

Paul Garrett forging a long taper.

Ted Thompson forging a piece as long as possible in one heat. This piece started at about a foot or 10 inches. . .

Steve Barringer of B²Design had a go at it too.

Photos by Ray Clontz AKA PTpiddler.

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