One of the fantastic things about attending something like the AFA convention or Summit is you can be chatting with somebody about farriery and not even realize that you were talking to a legend. That is what happened when I met Dave Showen.
Later on, after our conversation, I asked Chris Gregory if that was who I suspected it was and he said yes. I approached Dave and asked him to do an interview. As you will hear, Dave is all about sharing knowledge. He willfully shares many of his trade secrets in the processes and materials he uses in the tools that he is so well-known for. He talks about his journey in learning how to weld aluminum and make aluminum bar shoes.