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About us at the Hot Dip Tin Store

Shay and Kelly in Nauvoo
Shay and Kelly Lelegren.


We work with tin using old methods and techniques. Shay makes the tinware and applies the japanning, and Kelly does the tole painting.

The Heart of a Tinman

Shay Lelegren’s journey to becoming a tinsmith began as a teenager.  In his junior high shop class, Shay made his first tin dustpan, not knowing he would return to making dustpans and other tinware as a professional craftsman many years later.  After attending the Festival of the American West in Logan, Utah, Shay became an involved and devout Civil War reenactor, even appearing in films such as Gods and Generals (the prequel to Gettysburg), Geronimo, and Andersonville.  

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