Our favorite blacksmith is John Madigan.
A few days ago The Weekend Australian wrote of Senator John Madigan :
He is the "most outside of outsiders" in federal politics but come September, the DLP's John Madigan might find himself at the centre of the action
JOHN MADIGAN FORGES THE HEAVY METTLE OF DLP
Stuart Rintoul / The Australian
1 June 2013
A photo in that article shows Madigan at his forge, not far from our own office.
photo : John Nowakowski
John set up here as a blacksmith when still a boy.
In the late 1970s, one of our staff commissioned him to make a branding iron in the manner of the early hunters and hearders of the Canvas Animal.
Above and below, John prepares two equal-length iron lines of inter-dependence for the ideogram brand.
The parts are then heated soft in the forge, ready to smite and shape together.
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