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This day in history:

Minutes before giving a speech on a campaign stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in an assassination attempt.  

The would-be assassin’s bullet is slowed down after travelling through a steel eyeglass case and the folded, fifty page speech he intended to give, stopping in his chest.  Realizing that he wasn’t coughing up blood, Roosevelt figured he was well enough to go ahead and deliver his speech rather than rush to the hospital.

He spoke for the next 90 minutes, opening with the words:

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

Doctors deemed it too risky to remove the bullet, and Roosevelt carried it with him inside his body for the rest of his life.

October 14, 1912 

You don’t know bad ass.

(via sackofhammers)

Hand forged cross wall hanging. #forged #blacksmith #madeinalabama #likegreatwine #handmade #cross #christian #Jesus!

Hand forged cross wall hanging. #forged #blacksmith #madeinalabama #likegreatwine #handmade #cross #christian #Jesus!

8 bottle openers in progress! #blacksmith #forged #madeinalabama #metalworker #handmade #JL

8 bottle openers in progress! #blacksmith #forged #madeinalabama #metalworker #handmade #JL

Drawing out the tang on a bottle opener! #handmade #madeinalabama #forged #blacksmith #metalworker

Forged my first draw knife tonight. It started out life as a bearing race out if my Jeep. Pretty cool to take a part if the Jeep an make something useful out of it. Hopefully I will get to turn some handles for it tomorrow. #forged #handmade #madeinalabama #jeep #wheelbearing #drawknife #woodworker #tool #toolporn (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Forged my first draw knife tonight. It started out life as a bearing race out if my Jeep. Pretty cool to take a part if the Jeep an make something useful out of it. Hopefully I will get to turn some handles for it tomorrow. #forged #handmade #madeinalabama #jeep #wheelbearing #drawknife #woodworker #tool #toolporn (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Christmas at the Laster house. Although unlike Santa the ups man was not so jolly after unloading all of these. Lol

Christmas at the Laster house. Although unlike Santa the ups man was not so jolly after unloading all of these. Lol

No matter how bad it runs and what breaks or how cold I get I still love driving my CJ. It is and alway will be my favorite! #jeep #cj7 #1986 #jeeplife #coldmornings  (at Tractor Supply)

No matter how bad it runs and what breaks or how cold I get I still love driving my CJ. It is and alway will be my favorite! #jeep #cj7 #1986 #jeeplife #coldmornings (at Tractor Supply)

Look who got a new toy today for the shop! 14” Milwaukee chop saw! #pawnshopdeal #maybehot #helladeal #cutsteel #blacksmith #forge #metalwork  (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Look who got a new toy today for the shop! 14” Milwaukee chop saw! #pawnshopdeal #maybehot #helladeal #cutsteel #blacksmith #forge #metalwork (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Teaching @hipp_54 how to forge bottle openers tonight with the help of ginger and honey!  (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Teaching @hipp_54 how to forge bottle openers tonight with the help of ginger and honey! (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Forging another cross for a customer. Getting plenty of practice drifting holes! #forged #blacksmith #metalwork #madeinAlabama #cross #handmade #homedecor #likegreatwine  (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Forging another cross for a customer. Getting plenty of practice drifting holes! #forged #blacksmith #metalwork #madeinAlabama #cross #handmade #homedecor #likegreatwine (at Cedar Thicket Forge & Woodworks)

Light fixture completed, delivered, and installed! Thanks @jgmeigs I hope y’all enjoy it! #likegreatwine #light #orb #handmade #madeinAlabama #modern #homedecor #industral #metalwork #vintage #repurposed (at Like Great Wine )

Light fixture completed, delivered, and installed! Thanks @jgmeigs I hope y’all enjoy it! #likegreatwine #light #orb #handmade #madeinAlabama #modern #homedecor #industral #metalwork #vintage #repurposed (at Like Great Wine )

12 hand forged shelf brackets finished. A special order from one of our great customers. #forged #shelf #likegreatwine #blacksmith #handmade #madeinAlabama #steel #rustic #modern #decor  (at Like Great Wine )

12 hand forged shelf brackets finished. A special order from one of our great customers. #forged #shelf #likegreatwine #blacksmith #handmade #madeinAlabama #steel #rustic #modern #decor (at Like Great Wine )

Every flat surface in the shop. Lol can we call it a creative mess? Yea that sounds better!!  #messywork #creativeminds #ineedafulltimecleaner #likegreatwine #madeinAlabama

Every flat surface in the shop. Lol can we call it a creative mess? Yea that sounds better!! #messywork #creativeminds #ineedafulltimecleaner #likegreatwine #madeinAlabama