Jim Bausman reheats the iron in his forge before continuing to shape the metal.

Lyman man combines interests for hobby

Kenneth Collins Maple's picture

From his blacksmithing shop in Lyman, a man hammers a glowing-hot piece of metal, crafting half of a horseshoe into a work of art. With each strike, sparks fly in all directions from atop a 100-pound anvil. Soon he’ll have a bottle opener to give to a friend or possibly to sell.

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