David Cutler demonstrates heating iron on
the old forge
HEATING UP IRON
The James Valley Blacksmith Shop
by Verl Cutler
|The James Valley Tractor Club at James Valley
had the idea to build a Blacksmith Shop that
closely resembles the original shop John
Deere worked out of back in the day. Larry
Hanson, a JV Tractor Club member, had a small
building that he generously donated to the
Club for this purpose.
The building was moved to Threshermen's
in Andover and set up next to
the John Deere
Shop. It was repaired, remodelled
the purpose, and viewing windows
so show-goers could watch the
Blacksmithing tools were acquired
Spink county Highway shop, and
and handyman Elwood Patterson
donated a 1
1/2 hp gas motor to power the
More tools were donated by Lloyd
the club added the rest of the
tools to make
it a working shop.
During the Andover Threshing
Elwood would fire up the forge
red hot iron into different articles.
is a great and popular addition
to our show.
The Blacksmith Shop building:
Continue to the Roger and Linda Johnson Memorial
Building for Machines and Engines
See you at the Show!