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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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December 22 (2014)
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, 9 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
This class appears to be full and has 1 on the waiting list.
Clicking above will let you add yourself to the waiting list for this class in case someone drops out.
If you'd like to add yourself to the general waiting list for A Taste of Blacksmithing Click Here

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December 29 (2014)
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, 13 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
This class appears to be full and has 5 on the waiting list.
Clicking above will let you add yourself to the waiting list for this class in case someone drops out.
If you'd like to add yourself to the general waiting list for A Taste of Blacksmithing Click Here

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January 2 (2015)
Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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, 10 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
This class appears to be full and has 2 on the waiting list.
Clicking above will let you add yourself to the waiting list for this class in case someone drops out.
If you'd like to add yourself to the general waiting list for A Taste of Blacksmithing Click Here

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January 18 (2015)
Sunday 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.
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February 20 (2015)
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.
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March 21 (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.
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(If none of these dates work for you, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page)

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