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Wrought Iron Candlestick
an exercise in minimalist elegance

This class is specifically geared to the production of a simple, elegant and functional candlestick. In the process of making it, you'll cut threads with tap & die, form a tenon, forge pipe, and work with sheet steel.

When finished with this class, the student should be able to use Open Smithy Time to make as large a set of candlesticks as they desire.

Gift Certificates for Wrought Iron Candlestick are available.

This class is seven hours long, in two sessions, the first of which is three hours long, the second usually four hours.    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
No longer offered
Maximum 4 students, one per forge


Full Covid vaccination required. Bring your card.

Students should have taken at least Rudiments of Blacksmithing, and will do even better if they have had additional hammer practice (in any of a number of different classes, or in Open Smithy time). As the content of this class is contained in Rudiments III, this class is best for those not planning on taking Rud III anytime soon.

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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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.
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