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We lost complete control when this forging thing grabbed Walter by the hand and said "Come On". It didn't take long to realize you can't plan when you don't know where you are going. Each day brings in its own time new friends, means to keep the lights on, head scratching and the most amazing stories. Walter attracts folks. Like a bug to a light. Characters with stories to tell and things to pass along. Thats the stepping stone part. Last Christmas brought one of those really good days where a good time was had by all. A friend met...

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Saturday was one of those rare days when it all comes together no matter how many wrenches the monkeys throw. Last minute changes had carefully spaced activities all happening at once. But all had patience with the hostess and the rain ceased to fall. Everyone visited and made new friends while I took care of business and made me look like I knew what I was doing. We were honored this week end to have Lenton Williams, a master hand maker and teacher at the John C Campbell school in North Carolina, here to teach chair caning at the Forge....

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   This is a transcript of Walter's segment for Bama Bounce TV. Enjoy! The Art of Black Smithing, Making a forged leaf hook.     The forge I'm working on is a Buffalo Forge built in the 1890's, it was originally built as a rivet forge, where both sides were high but the type work I do, long pieces and that sort of thing I had to go ahead and cut me a hole in that end and drop this end to where I could get the long stuff down on to the fire pot. It was given to me by...

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     First let me Thank each and every person who visits our site and a special thanks to those who make the journey to come and watch Walter work. While our goal is to provide heirloom quality iron work for our clients, Walter's gift has become so much more in our lives than a way to make a living.      We have been blessed to touch peoples lives and have them touch ours with stories and testimonies. Clients have become friends and Walter has been given the opportunity to share the knowledge that comes to him by grace....

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