This all start­ed with a con­ver­sa­tion and end­ed with a hand-made bumper. Pat Porter of Cot­ton­wood Forge in Tesuque, NM con­struct­ed a bumper for my truck start­ing with a 7″ tall sec­tion of chan­nel iron and end­ing with my logo in a horse­shoe. His sig­na­ture, forge and brand are stamped into the horse­shoe. These images doc­u­ment our first and final ses­sions. He did twice that much work in between. I’m very hap­py with the result.