Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

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mihit
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by mihit » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:35 pm

Very very cool!

Beautiful work, he could absolutely do that by himself (I would get bored after the third bolt though!)

A true craftsman.

Rwilliams
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by Rwilliams » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:30 pm

There are a few truly gifted and talented craftsmen in our midst. Now and then we get a peek into their world which is truly stunning. This is Jack Bodenmann level work and certainly an inspiration to those of us who strive to even get close to this level of quality. It would be nice to follow him around in his shop for a few weeks just for the education.

earlgo
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by earlgo » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:59 pm

The resident blacksmith in Seville, OH, one Kim Thomas, by name, is currently repairing an original Armada Chest similar to this one, but surely not so fancy. In the one he is repairing, someone pried it open in ages past and severely damaged the lid and bolt anchors.

Thomas Ironworks
http://www.thomasironworks.com/

Specializing in Restoration and Reproduction of Historical Masterworks in Iron : Mr. Kim Thomas Seville Ohio 330.350.1007 kim2@bright.net
His face book page is something.

--earlgo
Before you do anything, you must do something else first. - Washington's principle.

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