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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ashokan 2013

The Ashokan Center holds a yearly hammer-in, one of the oldest and best in the country. This was the first hammer-in I have ever been to, and returning this year reminded me how great it really is. Bacon, beards, and brews, not to mention the outstanding lectures and demonstrations by some of the most talented and knowledgeable people in the craft. It is, without exaggeration, one of the best weekends of the year. It was a pleasure to see faces new and old, and swing the hammer once again in good company!

Fires of the first forge lit for the weekend

Inside the inferno
Roman Landes all the way from Germany

Mike Davis and the blade from his forging demo

Ric Furrer preparing a billet for welded inlay
Mike Davis using a tattoo gun for scrimshaw
Unicorn toad scrimshaw

Kevin Cashen and his satirical humour
Chiselled billet for Ric's inlay demo


1 comment:

  1. Ric is a legend!
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