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Note: Prospect Hill Forge is physically closed for the duration of the pandemic.
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Rudiments of Blacksmithing VI

Rudiments VI can be seen as the third four weeks of our Basics II Series.
In Basics II (Rudiments 4,5,6) each meeting starts with lighting the fire and adding another link to the chain. Then we get on about the rest of the class.

We will cover:
- Making a small hammer head and how to put a handle on it
- Threading the needle
- Collar welding and if there's time threading a bolt on the hardy
- Working with Wrought Iron, the joys and the pitfalls

and whatever might fit in or answer a question as time permits.

Gift Certificates for Rudiments of Blacksmithing VI are available.

12 hours in 4 meetings    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $390; a discount applies if signing up for three sequential Rudiments classes at once.
Maximum 4 students, one per forge

Prerequisite:
Students must have taken Rudiments V

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.
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Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
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(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

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.
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If you're interested in taking Rudiments of Blacksmithing VI and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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