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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: $390; a discount applies if signing up for three sequential Rudiments classes at once.
Class size is limited to 4 students (one per forge).

Gift Certificates for Rudiments of Blacksmithing I are available.

If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
Add yourself to the 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:

March 19, 26, April 2, 9 (2019)
Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***

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Upcoming:

April 10, 17, 24, May 1 (2019)
Wednesdays 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.

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April 22, 23, 24, 26 (2019)
(No class on Thursday, April 25)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***

To begin the registration process with PHF,

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 Rudiments of Blacksmithing I.
When you loaded this page, there were 3 spaces left in this class.

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