PROSPECT HILL FORGE: The Blacksmithing Classroom

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

We offer:

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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 Taste of Blacksmithing
Our single-session introductory class.

September 5 (2014)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

September 13 (2014)
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

September 21 (2014)
Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Fitchburg Forge-In
This is a chance to watch a number of smiths at many levels of skill working har...

September 27 (2014)
Saturday 9am - 5pm


The Topsfield Fair
Smithing Demonstrations at America's Oldest Agricultural Fair

October 3 through the 13th (2014)
Friday 10am -10 (or 11)pm


Wrought Iron Bracelets
Use traditional blacksmithing techniques to make a distinctly nontraditional item

August 22 (2014)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

September 14 (2014)
Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

October 18 (2014)
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Open Smithy
A time to do your own things

August 26 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

August 26 (2014)
Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm with Dick Koolish

August 28 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm


Aluminum Casting with the Coal Forge
Casting aluminum in dry sand with the foam vaporization method

October 17 (2014)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Nothing but Knives
We make a letter-opener and a knife. Annealed, hardened, and tempered.

September 12, 19, 26 (2014)
Fridays 7:00pm - 10:00pm

January 25, February 1, 8 (2015)
Sundays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

- On the South side of Guinan Street, toward the Eastern end - Waltham - Massachusetts -
- P.O.Box 541372 - 02454 -
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