He twisted, turned and punched a whole through the iron.
Here is one of the blacksmiths in his shop. He made all of the tools from scratch!
Of course, I had to tell them that my dad is a farrier. My dad doesn't make his own horseshoes, though! We learned that the Hudson Bay Company is still a company even today. Also, they hired children in England to make nails. They had their own little forge in their homes and that was a way they could earn money to help their families.
This was my favorite part of Fort Vancouver. It was a homeschooler's dream!