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The Wrought Iron Churchkey
Another way into a bottle

A chance to get a bit more smithing in, without committing to a multi-week class.

We will be making a churchkey-style bottle opener from 1" x 1/4" mild steel.
(They seem to be all the rage among blacksmiths these days, I blame Mark Aspery)

Techniques involved:
Drawing/stretching on the horn
Using a set-tool
and finally, prying.

Gift Certificates for The Wrought Iron Churchkey are available.

3 hours, 1 meeting.    dates&times

Instructor: Willow Zietman or Carl West
Fee: $125 per student
Maximum 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.

This class is for the student who has already done some smithing (i.e. our Taste class, Forged Bottle Openers, or [even better] the first Rudiments class.)

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 The Wrought Iron Churchkey and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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