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Let me introduce you to Al from Black Diamond, Alberta.

Al was at the Pass Creek Fall Fair in September 2012 giving a demonstration on the art of blacksmithing.

He took a long spike and within minutes made a steak turner for me - okay it was really for my husband.
Starting with a cold, solid spike, Al heated the metal and hammered at his anvil; with a bit more heat and persuasion with the hammer he was able to shape the spike into something new.

After a dip in the water and some polishing my husband's steak turner was complete. Thanks Al.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed watching Al work his craft.

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