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Fold-Forming II: Fold-Forming for Blacksmiths

Fold forming was invented by Mr. Charles Lewton-Brain in the 1980's and is considered by the British Museum Laboratories to be a new way to work metal by hand. The first in thousands of years.

This class will focus on the basic fold-forming concept of working sheet metal by folding, working, and unfolding and its application to hot iron.

We will work on a few basic folds and the tools and techniques necessary for fold-forming in hot metal, and advance as time and abilities allow.

More information on fold forming can be found at: http://www.brainpress.com/Foldforming.html

There is Open Smithy time scheduled after the class for those that wish to stay and keep working on their pieces.

Gift Certificates for Fold-Forming II: Fold-Forming for Blacksmiths are available.

6 hours 2 meetings    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
$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 attended Fold-Forming I at PHF or one of Mr. Lewton-Brain's fold-forming seminars here or at Metalwerx.

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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