Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday stills: High tech/Low tech

This truely was a challenge. Not necessarily finding something but finding the time.

This is a hand forged clasp at the local John. R. Park homestead. This clasp belongs to the back door in the forge which is well over a hundred years old. However since modern thieves and no-gooders do not pay attention to a little latch (look carefully in the picture) a modern lock and key must be used.

A lot of the detailing of the barns and other buildings at J.R.Park are original right down to hand made nails to pound on the fixtures which I learned to make in the forge there.
This was me working in the forge a couple summers ago, complete with soot on my forhead.

It's a super neat old place with wonderful staff that are great about bringing modern civilization back in time to one of the first homesteads in our area.

For more high and low tech things check out Sunday stills

14 comments:

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I hear you on finding the time for this challenge.
That is so cool or should I say HOT that you got to work with a forge.

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Brilliant!!


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Ed said...

Well done..:-)

Crystal said...

thats a neat one, not even set side by side, just naturally two in one picture. I would like to try a forge one time it looks like fun but hard.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Neat!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love how you didn't even need to set up the photo. Good eye for capturing it.
But phooey on thieves and no-gooders!

Must be fun to forge your own iron. I think soot comes with the territory, though. hehe!

~Lisa

lisa said...

Way cool, Sydney, the hubby has an old forge that he loves to fiddle with when he gets the time.(which isn't often)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done! I love the look of the old hasps..days gone by when things were made better! Great photo of you..soot and all:)

Janice said...

That was different, glad you found the time.

Brenda said...

love the lock idea! You look great on the forge!

CTG Ponies said...

What a cool place!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I love old places like that. You look like a natural hammering away there. Nice pictures for your challenge.

juliette said...

Photographer, rider, blacksmith?! Is there anything you don't do? LOL! Great photos - and cool history.

Desert Rose said...

Great subject!

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