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Butterfly Hinges

Doors and gates, box, chest, and trunk lids, lockets and bracelets—they all need hinges. In this class you will make a pair of simple butterfly hinges, suitable for use on a cupboard, small chest, or box.

You will learn how to form the eye around the pin, how to adjust the eye so that the hinge turns, how to make the second leaf fit the first, and how to put them together.

Gift Certificates for Butterfly Hinges are available.

This class is 2 sessions long. Each session is 3 hours.     dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $250 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.

Students should have taken  A Taste of Blacksmithing.

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:
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