So, today I took my second part of the blacksmithing course at Schmiede Bötersheim. Again it was absolutely great, but:

I could kick myself in the a** so much…

I didn’t pay enough attention for a moment and let a thin part of the poker I’m working on get too cold while hammering it, which made it brittle and weak at that point. Grinning knowingly as well as indulgently, the blacksmith stated that’s a really common beginner’s fuckup and she welded it safe in seconds 🙂

At least I’m learning and (hopefully) I’m improving.