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By LuAnn Schindler

Feusse strikes while the iron is hot


September 12, 2019

LuAnn Schindler

Nathan Feusse shows one of his many creations he makes in his blacksmith area at his home in Clearwater.

It starts with a wadded piece of paper, topped with pieces of wood and chunks of coal.

Once flames ignite, Nathan Feusse cranks the handle of the blower, building a blaze hot enough to meld metal.

He raises a hammer in the air, pounds the piece until it breaks clean and returns the metal to the fire.

A modern-day blacksmith, Feusse has created a makeshift workshop in his family's backyard in Clearwater.

Here, he has crafted a variety of knives and hooks and experiments with different pieces to create distinct styles.

How did his interest in blacksmithing develop?

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