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The timeless trade of blacksmithing

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Some trades change all the time: new tools, new techniques, new materials. Others hardly change at all. That's something Robert Vaughn likes about being a blacksmith. He's pretty sure he could trade places with a smith from Roman times, and neither one would get lost working at the other's forge. Lucy Martin spoke with Vaughn as he hand-pumped double bellows to heat coals at a heritage event in Ottawa.

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Lucy Martin
Ottawa Correspondent

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