What's valuable enough to burn your house down for? Nails.
Well, they were back in the day of the westward movement in the US.
Enough so that laws were passed against the practice of burning down your old house for the nails before heading West.
We will make a nail header and then use it to make hand-wrought nails.
The cost of the class includes 3 hours of Open Smithy (at a discounted rate) for the continued making of nails.
Techniques: drawing, hardening, tempering, upsetting, punching, cutting, heading nails.
Gift Certificates for Nailmaking are available.
One session, 3 hours dates×
Instructor: Carl West
Maximum 4 students, one per forge
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:
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- 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.
This class is either:
If you're interested in taking Nailmaking and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.
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