Blacksmithing Mentor and Remarkable Human Being: Tom Staley

Tom Staley at his first Florida forge outside George Ferrara's workshop in MacIntosh Florida, mid '80s.

Tom Staley at the forge, mid 1980s, Macintosh Florida

Tom Staley got me started in blacksmithing. I met Tom shortly after moving to Gainesville. He saw that I played clawhammer style banjo and introduced me to the old time music scene. I saw that he had a beautiful Swedish anvil and got him to . . . → Read More: Blacksmithing Mentor and Remarkable Human Being: Tom Staley