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Open Smithy
A time to do your own things

This is a chance to work on your own projects or continue on a project begun in a class. There will be a monitor whose job it is to help keep you and the tools safe, and to know where stuff is. The monitor is not expected to be any more helpful than that, but sometimes it happens.

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".

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.)

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&times

Some smithing experience expected.
Ability to clean, light, run, and take down a coal forge required.

Instructor(s): PHF Staff
$25 per hour 1 hr minimum 10-hour-package discount available
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), 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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July 31 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

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August 7 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

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August 12 (2014)
Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm with Dick Koolish

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August 14 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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August 19 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

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August 21 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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August 26 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

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August 26 (2014)
Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm with Dick Koolish

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August 28 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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September 2 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

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September 4 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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September 9 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

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September 11 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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September 16 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

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September 18 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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September 23 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

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September 25 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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September 30 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pm (morning session with Carl)

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(If none of these dates work for you, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page)

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