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Tom Latané

Pepin, WI
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Tom has been devoted to traditional hand technology for working iron and wood since he made a sash saw to cut boards from a cedar log that a high school shop teacher would not let him run through the band saw in 1972. His work involved more Early American designs when he was living in Maryland, but since moving to Pepin, Wisconsin in 1983, Tom has discovered the freedom and whimsy expressed in Scandinavian metalwork. Tom’s skills as a blacksmith have led to multiple invitations to demonstrate at ABANA’s national conferences,