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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.

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:

Ongoing:

April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 (2018)    - with Willow Zietman
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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April 22,29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24 (2018)    - with Willow Zietman
(No class on May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend))
Sundays 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***

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Upcoming:

April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 (2018)    - with Willow Zietman
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21 (2018)    - with Willow Zietman
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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

So far, 5 students have applied to be in this Ready, Set, Smith!.
This class appears to be full and has 1 on the waiting list.
Clicking above will let you add yourself to the waiting list for this class in case someone drops out.
If you'd like to add yourself to the general waiting list for Ready, Set, Smith! Click Here

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July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 19, 26, September 2, 16, 23 (2018)    - with Willow Zietman
(No class on August 12, September 9)
Sundays 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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

So far, 5 students have applied to be in this Ready, Set, Smith!.
This class appears to be full and has 1 on the waiting list.
Clicking above will let you add yourself to the waiting list for this class in case someone drops out.
If you'd like to add yourself to the general waiting list for Ready, Set, Smith! Click Here

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