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Local blacksmith prefers traditional methods

By Shirley Shuman

After retiring from 37 years of work as an industrial sandblaster and painter, Joey Browining has found something he truly enjoys. Following a time of observation, reading, and other preparation, he decided to become a blacksmith. Browning likes working in his own shop located in the Chapel area to forge several different products, mostly custom-made to fit a buyer’s preferences.

This blacksmith, recently featured on Travel West Virginia on WCHS, makes everything in the traditional manner. “I don’t like working with the press or other quick methods. Working in . . .

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