May 4, 2015
This is a quick interview with Don Hanson to learn some tidbits
about him in a short amount of time. Don Hanson is a hobby
blacksmith who lives in Colorado Springs, CO. He is a retired
Fiber Optics Project Manager and has been blacksmithing since
2001. Don designs and forges architectural ironwork, home
furnishings, and roses for a local festival called Territory
If you want to hear more from Don Hanson, you can listen to our
in-depth interview, that will soon be available on the
BlacksmitHER.com podcast page.
Don Hanson Tidbits in this Episode:
- Don performs demonstrations every year at the
Territory Days Festival in Old Colorado City. In the podcast,
he talks about how demonstrating is valuable to perfecting your
- ·He has picked up many
of his tongs at flea markets and modified them.
- ·His favorite tool a
Clay Spencer designed treadle hammer that he built in a Rocky
Mountain Smiths workshop.
- ·Don doesn’t listen to
music while he works. He likes to listen to the equipment
running so he can be aware of problems that may arise.
- ·He would love to spend
a day working with and learning from Francis Whitaker; a very
accomplished master blacksmith here in the US.
Don Hanson Links:
Well, he doesn’t have any - he spends very little time on the
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