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This time last year was my last day visiting Tucson, AZ. Like a creepy stalker, I awkwardly cold-called a local blacksmith, told him I wanted to do what he did, and asked to see his shop. Mr. Nast graciously took a break from his work, invited me over, and talked shop with me for quite some time. Before I left, he handed me 2 books on the areas I'd mentioned I was most interested in and then wished me well.
I'm still embarrassed at having imposed myself on a stranger like that, but it's also one of the absolute highlights of my Tucson trip. Thanks again for being so awesome, @chris_nast_metalwork . It meant the world to me, and I'm still using your advice! #sograteful #blacksmithing #shoptalk #openstorageiskey #gottaseewhatyouhave #encouragingartists #latergram