Every week, we share dispatches from Texas Country Reporterthe long-running TV show that invites you to hop in and travel along to explore the back roads of Texas.

There’s not much going on in Paint Rock, a small town along U.S. 83 as you pass from the Hill Country into West Texas. The population is just a few hundred people, but creative types like Randy Kiser of 3 Nail Ironware find themselves right at home. Amid flying sparks in his blacksmith shop, Randy methodically hammers out carbon steel skillets, one by one.

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