Pierre Bedard of Alexandria has been a blacksmith for 22 years. At the Smith-In, he was making a new tool used in blacksmithing. Photo: James Morgan
There are love-ins, be-ins, and laugh-ins, and it was also Smith-In weekend at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan on June 18 and 19. Blacksmiths from Eastern Ontario and the United States spent Saturday and Sunday demonstrating how metal is forged into various tools and decorative items. Blacksmiths were working inside the historic Olivier Hamelin Blacksmith Shop at the museum and in the outdoor display area.
Rich Bostiga of Ellington, Connecticut is an engineer by profession, but began enjoying blacksmithing over the years. He forged a poker at the Hamelin Blacksmith Shop at the Smith-In, held at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum on June 18.
Huges Baribeau of North Lancaster has 30 years of experience as a blacksmith and is the owner of TOUTFER (All Iron). Baribeau was making a barbecue fork at the Smith-In. Photo: James Morgan
Vendors selling local artisan products were set up in the historic Big Beaver Schoolhouse at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum at the Smith-In on Saturday, June 18. Photo: James Morgan
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