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Sunday Afternoon at the Forge
A series of divers smithing and smithing-related activities

We'll be spending a couple hours in the afternoon working with/on one of a variety of techniques or concepts. Generally there will be about 20 minutes of lecture, the rest of the time will be for the participants to work alone or together on the day's subject.

Exploring Fold Forming
We'll deal with some particular aspect of fold-forming for the first 15 or 20 minutes, after that, it's a chance to use the tools and cross-fertilize with other fold-formers.

Striker Team
A time to work on large iron in teams, with sledge hammers.

Twisting the Afternoon Away
We'll discuss some underlying concepts of twisting and why things come out the way they do, then try putting them to work making sample twists.

Students Show Off
A chance for our students to strut their stuff and show what they've been up to.

Watch and Do
We'll watch (or read) an instructional blacksmithing video (or book), then go try it out. The video (or book) will be available for reference all through the time.

Gift Certificates for Sunday Afternoon at the Forge are available.

Usually 2 hours, often followed by a few hours of Open Smithy    dates&times

Instructor: PHF Staff (or students)
$35 per student
As many as 8 participants


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.

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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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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