A 16 year old boy took up a new job back in the '70s. He thought he was going to learn to work on small engines ... but, oh how wrong he was. He was taught to work with metal. To weld. He was a natural. His eyes were opened to a whole new world of ideas and adventures.
As much as he enjoyed welding, he was totally caught up in the art of Blacksmithing! The business owner was trained as a blacksmith and whenever a farmer or rancher brought in a tool to be redressed by means of 'smithing', the young man was always looking on. Thus began the dream...
Now the boy is nearing retirement, but the dream is as real as ever. Tommy has collected every old rusty object remotely connected to blacksmithing and has put each one to work. Buying and selling tools, taking workshops to hone his skills as well as leading workshops to pass along those skills. He also teaches individual classes to others with the same dream.
Tommy is also a Master Welder. He is certified and proficient in most types of metals, including titanium, Hastaloy, Monel, Inconel, silver, aluminum, stainless steel and a host of other exotics. He also can repair cast iron which comes in mighty handy as he works on the antique blacksmith tools, saving them from the scrapyards to live again.
Please investigate this site and connect with him. He's easy-going and loves to teach and learn... Welcome Friend!