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"Forging Their Way"
I spent the evening with David Mariette's Fire Arts Class. David explained to me the different levels the students pass through and what they were doing. Here they were forging a flux spoon and welding a fireplace poker. I am so moved that we have such a place in our neighborhood as the Fire Arts Center, and I was fascinated watching the students work. As I was talking with David, the language starting coming back to me: heat treating, welding, metal testing. My father was a metallurgical engineer, and it was fun to be in a part of his world again.
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