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If you'd rather, you can reach us directly by phone:
Mike - 617 230 9572 or Carl - 781 608 0900


Yup, we're doing what we can to reopen safely
click here to see more.

Blacksmithing Gift Certificates:

Ok, we're into that season.
If you would like to order a Gift Certificate
for a blacksmithing class
or for a particular dollar amount,
please Click Here.


Prospect Hill Forge is a teaching smithy
located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

We offer:


To register for a class:

  1. Have a look at the column to the right, or go to the calendar.
  2. Click on a class name (or picture) and another window will open.
  3. Scroll down until you find a date and time you like,
  4. Read whatever instructions there might be directly below the "Click Here..." link,
  5. Click the "Click Here..." link,
  6. This will take you to the registration system of whoever "owns" that class. It might be us, it might be any of several Adult Ed organizations.
  7. Follow the instructions when you get there.
Note: if the class is registered through one of our Adult Ed partners, They are the ones that know if it is full, we don't find out until the last day or so.
Regardless of who's doing the registration,
ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT AT OUR WALTHAM LOCATION
(or Online).
(We don't move this stuff.)
(well, alright, except during a pandemic)

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RSS feeds for classes and events
To help you find out when the class you've been waiting for gets scheduled on our calendar, we've created RSS feeds for each class, and one for all our events and activites (classes, open houses, demos...).
(What is RSS, why do I care, and how do I use it?)

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All PHF Events

(Our RSS feeds update
a few minutes after midnight
every night.)

for Thursday Evening Zoom Meeting and Demonstration info, click here

 
These are the next few classes for beginners,
and events of interest.

Click the class name for more information.
Or view our Full Calendar to see everything we have scheduled.

A Forged Iron Bottle Opener
A single-session introductory class - $85

Sunday, January 29
10:00am to 1:00pm
(2023)


 
Metal Roses, Copper and Steel
Permanent Flowers - $250

Saturday, December 17
10:00am to 5:00pm (includes a break for lunch)
(2022)


 
Open Smithy
A time to do your own things - $25 /hr, $225 /10hr package

Saturday, December 10
10:00am to 1:00pm
(2022)


... and 1 more is on the calendar.

 
Rudiments of Blacksmithing I
The beginning of learning the basics of blacksmithing (4 weeks) - $390

Weekly on Wednesdays, December 7 to December 28 - for Seaport Academy
10:00am to 1:00pm
(2022)


 
Nothing but Knives
We make a practice knife (letter-opener) and a knife. Annealed, hardened, and differentially tempered. - $375

Weekly on Mondays, December 5 to December 19
6:30pm to 9:30pm
(2022)


 

A video by and of Mark Oribello, one of our advanced students and Open Smithy monitors:

Facemasks & Sourdough

There's been a lot of interest in these lately, here's my page about my design for a mask more suited to the bearded face,
(which does also work on un-bearded faces, the beard is not required for proper functioning)
And if you're making pleated rectangular masks, here's a design for a simple-to-make (cardboard and tape) pleating tool that just might speed you up.
and my No-Waste Procedure for maintaining and using a sourdough starter.

- On the South side of Guinan Street, toward the Eastern end - Waltham - Massachusetts -
- P.O.Box 541372 - 02454 -
781 816 9433 (781 81 oxide)
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