Forging an Auger! 

Our ancestors certainly earned their honor. Every once in awhile, I'm reminded of what those who came before us had to go through just to end up with something we take for granted today.

Videos like this are also a great way to show people why blacksmiths charge as much as they do. We tend to think in terms of mass production, big factories with amazing machines that can churn out thousands of parts in just a few minutes. It's really easy to forget that doing the same thing by hand takes hours and hours of hard work!

Many thanks to Eugenio Monesma for taking the time to record the many trades in his region of Spain.  It's truly great to watch the old skills being kept alive, and that scenery is just amazing!