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Hammer in at Ben's Mill Barnet Vermont

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The 2017 Hammer-in will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 1-5 PM. Demonstrations starting at 2:00. As before, if you would like to participate, please feel free to attend. If you would like to come, please let ‘Mike’ know so we have a ballpark figure of participants. 1-802-357-2010 or by e-mail at info@bensmill.com  The mill will furnish the refreshments.

Price:  FREE!

If you are not familiar with Ben’s Mill, it is a formerly water-powered woodshop and blacksmith shop in Barnet, VT. Ben Thresher was a local legend for his ability to fix or build just about anything out of wood or metal. The mill is owned by a non-profit, Ben’s Mill Historic Trust, with the goal of preserving and continuing to use the building and all the original equipment still located there. Our website, http://bensmill.com/ can give you more information about the mill. We hope to see you on the 26th!

Ben's Mill 2236 West Barnet Rd
Barnet VT 05821
United States

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This was a great afternoon! Lucian did a very interesting demo. Had some fun with trying out a coal forge before he showed up, and worked with a guy starting a bottle opener. I wish there was something like this every weekend close by. 

Ben's Mill is worth the trip to check it out, lots of neat stuff there. Great folks too.

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Lucian is an amazing smith.  I had the honor of working with him at Richard Spreda's shop in Stowe, Vt  20 years ago.  I learned more from him in 2 years than I had (have) before or since.  

Wish I could have made it on Saturday, was planning on going but life got in the way.  Next time!

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