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Small (Jeweler's) Hammers

One of the joys of being a blacksmith is being able to make your own tools—tools that fit, tools that are the right size, tools that have whatever special features you feel they need.

Learn to make your own jeweler's hammers. The sizes you want, the shapes you want, when you want.
The focus will be on learning the skills necessary to make small (less than three ounce) hammers for riveting, raising (anti- and syn- clastic), shaping, texturing... whatever.

Students should bring if possible:
- A handle (or handles) suited to the hammer(s) they plan to make

Gift Certificates for Small (Jeweler's) Hammers are available.

12 hours. Four meetings    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $420 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.

No prior experience necessary.

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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- not upcoming on our schedule,
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