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Mike - 617 230 9572 or Carl - 781 608 0900

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

We offer:

To register for a class:

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or Online...
or at your place (our Forge-to-Go classes)

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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
A single-session introductory class - $85

Tuesday, August 27
6:30pm to 9:30pm

... and 2 more are on the calendar.

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

Tuesday, September 3
6:30pm to 9:30pm

... and 2 more are on the calendar.

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

Thursday, July 25
6:30pm to 9:30pm

... and 15 more are on the calendar.

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

Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27
2:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:30 to 9:30 each day.

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

Weekly on Fridays, August 16 to August 30
7:00pm to 10:00pm

... and 1 more is on the calendar.


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

We also have a Youtube channel with (as of 20221217) six videos, and more to come.

Facemasks & Sourdough

There was a lot of interest in these in the depth of the pamdammit:

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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