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Ready, Set, Smith!
A good start in Blacksmithing

A straight-through series of classes roughly equivalent to the usual PHF offerings of "A Taste of Blacksmithing", "Rudiments of Blacksmithing I", and "Rudiments II" all in one package.

Techniques that will be covered:

Shop Safety
Basic Hammer Technique
Fire Management
Drawing Out
Scrolling
Bending
Isolating Mass
Shouldering
Dishing
Punching and Drifting
Splitting
Forge Welding
Basic Tool and Tong Making
Sculptural Forging

27 hours of class in 9 meetings of 3 hours each    dates&times

Prerequisite:
This class is intended for beginners.

Instructor(s): Willow Zietman - Who also teaches at the Steel Yard in Providence RI (link to come) This class is taught at Prospect Hill Forge in Waltham.
Tuition: $690
Maximum 4 students, one per forge

Gift Certificates for Ready, Set, Smith! 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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(If none of these dates work for you, please tell us using our
Waiting-List Page)

Ongoing:

August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 (2017)
Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***A Weekday Afternoon***

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September 10, 17, October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, 19 (2017)
(No class on September 24, October 29)
Sundays 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***

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Upcoming:

August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 (2017)
Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***A Weekday Afternoon***

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This class is either:
- 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.

If you're interested in taking Ready, Set, Smith! and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page.

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