Dillon Sculpture Posted March 23, 2010 Share Posted March 23, 2010 I took a summer introduction to smithing class at U.W. in 1988 . Brent Kingston and Rick Smith were the instructors, at the time I had no idea who they were, but looking back I consider my introduction very special. Apart from the basics, I developed a natural ability to move metal and was recognized as a candidate to use the newly installed hammer, a 300# Chambersburge self contained! The rumor was that it had been in a cow field a couple of weeks earlier and we would be the christening crew. I was not bashful in wanting to find out exactly what this machine would do, I remember them telling me to go into the hammer slower, I never have learned to lighten my foot. I made some cool sculpture, met some really cool blacksmiths and will always remember that sweet 300. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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