At the steam show in Esko,MN we had a blast working and demonstrating our craft. The crowd enjoyed our work and we had a lot of people stop by. There were awnings over our "porch" so we had a place for the fair goers to watch while escaping the rain. There was a lot of rain.
It was a joy to work on the huge anvil in their shop. It weighs 400-500 pounds and had enough room for two of to hammer at the same time.
A lot has happened this week. The best news for the shop is we have scored a 50 lb Little Giant power hammer. It is the big brother to the wee 25 pounder we are using now. We even got it for a reasonable price. Yay for us!!
Then I found out we are going to be blacksmithing at the fair in Esko. We are going to be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week. The heat treat tub for our long blades is ready for it's test run. That is pretty exciting for us because that opens up alot of new doors.
The hydraulic press is back in action and has new dies so we can start working with canister Damascus. Stay tuned for more exciting goings on!