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Blacksmith Club sends sparks flying

Gabe Maddox, president of the Blacksmith Club, cuts steel bars into pieces small enough to eventually turn into chisels. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Risa Johnson

April 15, 2014

Photographs by Alex Boesch. [dropcap]R[/dropcap]aging flames, whirring fans and chirring saws compete for attention in the Ayres Hall workshop. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" can barely be made out amidst the chaos. The Blacksmith Club began this semester, and it is heating up — to 1,300 degrees. Gabriel Maddox, a senior applied computer graphics major, instigated the club. The adviser, David Barta, worked to get it approved for a year and now the group meets every Tu...

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