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Rudiments of Blacksmithing II

This class builds on the skills developed in Rudiments of Blacksmithing I. You'll refine your command of forge-fire management, improve other existing skills, especially forging, and be guided through projects that will expand your repertoire of basic blacksmithing techniques by introducing:
hot filing
forging high carbon steel
adjusting tools
sharp angle bending

Typical projects in Rudiments II include animorphic heads, spoons, center-punches, chisels, and brackets. As always 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 4 3-hour sessions or 6 2-hour sessions.    dates&times

Students should have taken  Rudiments of Blacksmithing I.  

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 II are available.

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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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April 16, 30, May 7, 14 (2019)
(No class on April 23)
Tuesdays 12:30 - 3:30


May 8, 15, 22, 29 (2019)
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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