Andrew Hall FWCB Master Blacksmith

Its the start of the Devon County show, today Thursday 22 May 2013, and I will be at the showground all day competing in the 3 live blacksmithing competitions.

The first is to make a book rest of your own design with 2 hours to complete.

The second is to copy an item which will be provided and the third is known as the crash and dash, for this you have 30 minutes to make anything you like.

Last year, unfortunately, I burnt my hand during the first competition and had to retire and not compete in any others. Lets hope I do better this year.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, so watch this space.