Realizing that so many of you with nothing else to do can turn anything into
political rant, I took a long time composing the subject for this post.
It is NOT of a political nature.
I do a lot of blacksmithing at historical reenactments and threshing shows
to show the visitors "how things used to be done". I really enjoy getting
the visitors interested in what I am doing, but I realize that mostly, their
attention spans are limited and what I am trying to portray may not be high
on theirs list. There is always that "it's like watching paint dry" issue
if I try to do a project that takes a long time, so I try to choose things
that move along quickly and produce items which which the audience can
----Been doing this for many years and I think I can do it pretty well.
----But, we are in the process of setting up Machine Shop sections within
two of the venues that I attend annually. So we are in need of projects for
this part of the shops that will "wow" them and at the same time teach a
What do you folks do?
- posted 8 years ago