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Man of steel: self-taught blacksmith forges ahead

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By The Staff

By CINDY SIMPSON

rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

Some young people unwind in Internet chat rooms or with video games.

Dillion Alley takes a different track in his off-time — one involving heat, soot and steel.

The 20-year-old was fascinated by the blacksmith craft, and he decided to give it a try a year ago.

Alley works in a rustic shed he built himself. He uses a concrete bowl, called a fire pot, as part of his forge and a blow-dryer-driven contraption his bellows.


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