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Arrowheads and other hollow, conic forms

Part of our Sundays at the Forge series.

We will make a classic medieval bodkin point or two, maybe three. In the process we will have a chance to explore a shape that can be made larger and used as a candle-cup or smaller and used as an aiglette.

The techniques we will use are flattening, curling in the step, cutting on the hardy, and drawing out. There will be a focus on hammer control, symmetry in the work, and working in very thin sections.

Gift Certificates for Arrowheads and other hollow, conic forms are available.

2 hours one meeting    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
(See our Bodkins class) per student
Class size is limited to 4 students (one per forge).


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

"A Taste of Blacksmithing" or equivalent hammerskill expected.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
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Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
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