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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.

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. 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%-off 10-hour-package discount available ($225) (+$10 cash 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:

March 30 (2017)    - 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 if you like, but if, on the day, there is no monitor, it won't be happening.
Please check back here to be sure it's happening before you make the trip.

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, 1 student has applied to be in this Open Smithy.
There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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

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