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Rudiments of Blacksmithing I

This class continues where "A Taste of Blacksmithing" leaves off. You'll learn more about shop safety and begin to work on forge-fire management, while being guided thorough a series of projects that will begin to build your repertoire of basic blacksmithing techniques, including:
drawing
bending
cutting
twisting
fullering
punching
drifting
riveting
Typical projects in Rudiments I include forks, tongs, and ivy-leaf finials. There will be time after the hammers are down for questions and further discussion. Taking the classes Rudiments I, Rudiments II, and Rudiments III is the equivalent of taking
The Basics of Blacksmithing class.

12 hours total in either four 3-hour sessions or five 2.5-hour sessions.    dates&times

Prerequisite:
Students should have taken A Taste of Blacksmithing, or have some slight blacksmithing experience.

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $320; a discount applies if signing up for all three Rudiments classes at once.
Class size is limited to 4 students (one per forge).

Gift Certificates for Rudiments of Blacksmithing I 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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March 10, 17, 24, 31 (2017)
Fridays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  (Class Full)
So far, 7 students have applied to be in this Rudiments of Blacksmithing I.
This class appears to be full and has 3 on the waiting list.
If you'd like to add yourself to the general waiting list for Rudiments of Blacksmithing I
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April 3, 10, 17, 24 (2017)
Mondays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

So far, 6 students have applied to be in this Rudiments of Blacksmithing I.
This class appears to be full and has 2 on the waiting list.
Clicking above will let you add yourself to the waiting list for this class in case someone drops out.
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April 17, 18, 19, 20 (2017)
Monday through Thursday, Noon - 3:00pm *** Afternoon ***

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, 4 students have applied to be in this Rudiments of Blacksmithing I.
This class appears to be full and has 0 on the waiting list.
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(If none of these dates work for you, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page)

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