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Sparking a piece of history

He’s bringing a little bit of history back one flaming, hot iron piece at a time.

He’s bringing a little bit of history back one flaming, hot iron piece at a time.

Chris Waters has been blacksmithing at Weadickville at the Calgary Stampede for 10 years and enjoys educating patrons about the past — and future — of remodelling, repairing, and moulding iron and steel.

“You don’t get to see this kind of thing too often anymore so I really like being able to show people what it’s all about,” he said.

Waters said it takes 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit of heat before a piece of iron will start to melt — and he loves every second of it.

“People really like to see sparks flying, but I can’t do that too often because of how far the sparks fly,” he added.

 
 
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