Going to the Blacksmiths
A few weeks ago we went to the Blacksmiths and Tilly and I got to make a hook for the wall. We had to heat the metal in the fire and then we had to get a hammer and shape the metal to how we wanted it. Our hook turned out different to the others because we faced the hook inside when it was supposed to go outside, but that doesn’t matter because you can fix it. We also got to do twists in the metal. We put it in a vice and twisted it and brushed it off with a wire brush. Then it was finished and the people that worked there put screws in the top. All the classes from Duntroon School went and made something. I also learnt that it is the only Blacksmith in NZ with a lady working there. The Blacksmith has been go for over 100 years.