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A Taste of Blacksmithing

The discovery of iron and how to work it changed human history. Tools, weapons, and daily life haven't been the same since. Here's your chance to learn to control one of the basic elements of modern human life. In this three hour class you will be introduced to the basic smithing techniques of hammering, drawing-out, cutting, bending, and twisting. Using these techniques and a coal-fired forge you will heat a piece of iron to brilliant incandescence and with anvil, hammer, and tongs create a decorative and useful 'S'-hook.

If you really enjoy "A Taste...", there is more you can do afterward.

3 hours   one meeting      dates&times

No prior experience necessary or expected. 13 and older.
Younger students (10 to 13) will likely do better in A Tween's First Taste of Blacksmithing.

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $65 (some of our registration partners add a modest fee.)
8 students (2 per forge) maximum

Gift Certificates for A Taste of Blacksmithing are available.
Note: If you are redeeming a Gift Certificate, contact us directly, we will see if we can set it up with our registration partners.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped), 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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September 10 (2015)
Thursday 1pm - 4pm [A Private Class for ASHER NICHOLS & Craftsmen, LLC. If you are not an employee of ASHER NICHOLS and Craftsmen, this class is not for you. Sorry.]

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
There appear to be 7 spaces left.

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September 13 (2015)
Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 3 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
There appear to be 5 spaces left.

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September 18 (2015)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 5 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
There appear to be 3 spaces left.

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September 21 (2015)
Monday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through the Bedford Recreation Department:
Click here to sign up for our classes through BRD.

You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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September 27 (2015)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through Lexington Community Education:
Click here to see arts classes that LCE currently has listed,
Search the window for "Blacksmith" or "Bracelet" to find ours (they are listed in reverse date order).
And please, if you can, tell them that you found this class here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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September 28 (2015)
Monday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
There appear to be 8 spaces left.

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September 30 (2015)
Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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October 17 (2015)
Saturday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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November 2 (2015)
Monday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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November 5 (2015)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through Lexington Community Education:
Click here to see arts classes that LCE currently has listed,
Search the window for "Blacksmith" or "Bracelet" to find ours (they are listed in reverse date order).
And please, if you can, tell them that you found this class here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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November 15 (2015)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through Lexington Community Education:
Click here to see arts classes that LCE currently has listed,
Search the window for "Blacksmith" or "Bracelet" to find ours (they are listed in reverse date order).
And please, if you can, tell them that you found this class here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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November 22 (2015)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through the Bedford Recreation Department:
Click here to sign up for our classes through BRD.

You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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November 27 (2015)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 0 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
There appear to be 8 spaces left.

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December 12 (2015)
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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December 16 (2015)
Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through the Bedford Recreation Department:
Click here to sign up for our classes through BRD.

You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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January 8 (2016)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
It's possible that this listing is not yet open for sign-up with this registration partner.
If taking this class on this date is important to you please email us and we'll do what we can.
But please, click the link above, and check with them first.

You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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January 30 (2016)
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
It's possible that this listing is not yet open for sign-up with this registration partner.
If taking this class on this date is important to you please email us and we'll do what we can.
But please, click the link above, and check with them first.

You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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February 19 (2016)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
It's possible that this listing is not yet open for sign-up with this registration partner.
If taking this class on this date is important to you please email us and we'll do what we can.
But please, click the link above, and check with them first.

You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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March 12 (2016)
Saturday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
It's possible that this listing is not yet open for sign-up with this registration partner.
If taking this class on this date is important to you please email us and we'll do what we can.
But please, click the link above, and check with them first.

You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
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(If none of these dates work for you, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page)

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