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Dedicated blacksmith proves age-old trade is still valuable, hopes to teach next generation

You might say this artisan's career is one that stands the test of time.

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This blacksmith from Maine is proving that forging and smelting are still reliable ways to make a living. Joel Tripp's passion simply comes from his love for his work, which he has dedicated three decades of his life to. Although being a blacksmith isn't exactly glamorous and requires expert concentration and precision, Tripp says it's the coolest job in the world. By teaching classes and hosting demonstrations, he also hopes to pass the knowledge of his craft to the next generation.

Watch the video above to learn more about this blacksmith's passion for his trade.