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A Forged Iron Bottle Opener
A tip of the cap to the art of blacksmithing

This bottle opener is an excellent first project.

The student is introduced to the blacksmith's techniques of flattening, bending, hot-cutting, drawing-out to a taper, chamfering, more bending, and twisting (in that order).
This class also serves as a pre-requisite for classes that have
"A Taste of Blacksmithing" as a pre-requisite.

In the end, the student can reasonably expect to have a pleasantly hefty handful of bottle-opening wonderfulness.

If you really enjoy this class, there is more you can do afterward.

Gift Certificates for A Forged Iron Bottle Opener are available.

3 hours, one meeting    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Tuition: $85 per student
Maximum 8 students, two 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.

There is no pre-requisite for this class. Students must be 13 years of age, or older.

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.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
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Friday, June 28
7:00pm to 10:00pm

So far, 11 students have applied to be in this A Forged Iron Bottle Opener class.
This class appears to be full and has 3 on the standby list.
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