Open Smithy

A time to do your own things

This is a chance to use your blacksmithing knowledge to work on your own projects or continue on a project begun in a class.

You are expected to have some idea about what you are doing (including cleaning the forge, lighting it, and putting it out), this is not a teaching situation.

There will be a monitor whose job it is to help keep you and the tools safe, and to know where stuff is, but the monitor is not *expected* to be any more helpful than that, it sometimes happens, but it's not to be expected.

If you would like to reserve a forge in a scheduled Open Smithy session, please scroll down to the date that interests you and click where it says "Click Here".

Sometimes there are classes that are marked "(space available)" on the calendar, which means that there's an open forge at which you could work on your projects whilst we conduct a class around you.

Contact us directly if you are interested in one of those times.

(Because of the need to occasionally stop __everyone__ hammering, we'll be appropriately generous with the accounting of OS time.)

Note: We have stock for purchase, we have some 3/8"square scrap bits for practice, or you can bring your own.

**Further Note: No plated or galvanized material is to be put in forges at Prospect Hill Forge.**

Warning:

If you just show up, you're taking a chance that no one else reserved and we decided to sleep in/go sailing/go dancing, OR that lots of people reserved and there's no room for you.

Hours vary. dates×

Some smithing experience expected.

Ability to clean, light, run, and take down a coal forge required. If you need to be taught these things, there is an additional $10 fee.

Instructor(s): PHF Staff

$25 per hour 1 hr minimum 10-hour-package discount available (+$10 for the forge-fire lesson if needed)

Maximum 4 students, one per forge

Gift Certificates for ** Open Smithy** are available.

Note: If you are redeeming a Gift Certificate, contact us directly, we will see if we can set it up with our registration partners.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient.), 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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September 1
(2016) - with Ben Houston
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 2 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 2 spaces left.

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September 3
(2016) - with Justin Baugh
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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September 4
(2016)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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September 8
(2016) - with Ben Houston
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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September 10
(2016) - with Stuart Layton
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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September 15
(2016) - with Mark Oribello
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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September 17
(2016) - with Justin Baugh
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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September 18
(2016) - with Dan Dwiggins
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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September 22
(2016) - with Dick Koolish
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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September 24
(2016) - with Stuart Layton
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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September 29
(2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 1
(2016) - with Justin Baugh
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 2
(2016)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 6
(2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 8
(2016)
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 13
(2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 15
(2016) - with Justin Baugh
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 16
(2016)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 20
(2016) - with Mark Oribello
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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October 22
(2016)
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 27
(2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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October 29
(2016) - with Justin Baugh
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 4
(2016)
Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 5
(2016)
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 6
(2016)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 10
(2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 12
(2016) - with Justin Baugh
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 17
(2016) - with Mark Oribello
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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November 19
(2016)
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 20
(2016)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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November 26
(2016) - with Justin Baugh
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning*****

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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December 1
(2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm**

If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this Open Smithy.

There appear to be 4 spaces left.

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