[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #a74205;”]T[/dropcap]he art of Blacksmithing is an ancient one and for centuries it was the only metal working profession. The methods have changed very little. A smith described in the Bible would be able to comprehend what was happening at a 21st Century forge.
In the early days of Sointula there were several forges. Isolation and lack of funds made it necessary for many of the farmers and boat builders to craft and repair their tools. Stories are told of old cars transformed into tractors with some of the parts created on the home forge.
Today, Mitchell Bay resident, Dan Klingbiel of Dunroven Farm practices this centuries old skill. On the hill just across the road from the Museum is a fully operational forge where Dan gives hands on demonstrations during the summer months. A visitor can participate in making a simple yet practical project. For more information contact Dan at Dunroven Farm