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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.

Also Note:
If you just show up or wait until the last minute to sign 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.

Gift Certificates for Open Smithy are available.

Hours vary. See below.    dates&times

Instructor: PHF Staff
$25 per hour 1 hr minimum 10%-off 10-hour-package discount available ($225) (+$10 cash for the forge-fire lesson if needed)
Maximum 4 students, one per forge

Prerequisite:
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.

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:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
Add yourself to the Notification List for this class.
(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

Thursday, August 22
6:30pm - 9:30pm
(2019)    - with Dick Koolish

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 3 spaces left in this class.

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Saturday, August 24
10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***
(2019)    - with Dan Dwiggins

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Thursday, August 29
6:30pm - 9:30pm
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Saturday, August 31
10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Thursday, September 5
6:30pm - 9:30pm
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Saturday, September 7
10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Thursday, September 12
6:30pm - 9:30pm
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Saturday, September 14
10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Thursday, September 19
6:30pm - 9:30pm
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Saturday, September 21
10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Thursday, September 26
6:30pm - 9:30pm
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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Saturday, September 28
10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***
(2019)    - TENTATIVE -
No volunteer monitor has signed up for this session, yet. As the date grows closer, there probably will be one.
You can reserve a space (and doing so might help inspire a monitor to sign up), but on the day, please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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.
When you loaded this page, there were 4 spaces left in this class.

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