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Rudiments of Blacksmithing III

This class continues where Rudiments of Blacksmithing II left off. You'll finally have some idea of how to manage a forge-fire, and get to practice doing so.  While doing so, you'll produce matching scrolls and generally work on having more control over your work, and learn still more basic techniques, including:
forging pipe
threading (taps and dies)
sheet metal work
bending matching curves

Typical projects in Rudiments III include candlesticks and ornamental scrollwork.Taking the classes Rudiments I, Rudiments II, and Rudiments III is the equivalent of taking The Basics of Blacksmithing class.

Gift Certificates for Rudiments of Blacksmithing III are available.

12 hours total in either 4 3-hour sessions or 6 2-hour sessions.    dates&times

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


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

Students should have taken  Rudiments of Blacksmithing II.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
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