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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
Maximum 8 students, two per forge


Full Covid vaccination required. Bring your card.

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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(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

This class is either:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.

If you're interested in taking A Forged Iron Bottle Opener and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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