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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
Isolating Mass
Punching and Drifting
Forge Welding
Basic Tool and Tong Making
Sculptural Forging

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

This class is intended for beginners.

Instructor: 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: $825
Maximum 4 students, one per forge

Gift Certificates for Ready, Set, Smith! are available.

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

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:

The Date You Clicked from The Past:Ongoing:

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 (2019)
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***


May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 (2019)
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***


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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