Mentor: Dan Perkins, Empire Mine Blacksmith Shop
Student: Tim Reynolds
Tim Reynolds from the class of 2021 has an internship at the authentic Blacksmith Shop at Empire Mine under the mentorship of Dan Perkins. At his internship, Tim is learning all the ins and outs of blacksmithing as well as interfacing with the visitors to the shop.
Through his internship, Tim has become as well-versed in the storied history of Empire Mine as he has in making one of a kind items in the blacksmith shop he’s working in. Under the careful guidance of his mentor, Tim is slowly perfecting pounding and twisting various hooks and points out of the molten metal.
Tim is especially grateful to Bitney’s internship program for giving him this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and he’s indebted to Perkins for taking the time to really show him all the tricks of the trade.