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Gerald Boggs

Forging an Iron rose.

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This Saturday, Fred Crist demonstrated for the Old Dominion Blacksmith Guild. The meet was held at David Tucciarone's shop. http://www.storyandforge.com/

Contemporary art and design development were the main theme of the demonstration. There was quite a bit of thought provoking material presented, but I confess much of it was a little high brow for my rather pedestrian mind. The main idea I took away from the day, was that the project doesn't start at the anvil, it starts at the drawing board, and from there, through the progression of steps, develops into a final project. As Fred himself is going to write up an article on it, I won't go into all that was shown. However, I did want to comment on how fascinating it was to watch him take a solid bar and forge a rose. I didn't remember to take my camera, but I'm sure there'll be some posted in the near future.

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