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 have a Gift Certificate for this class but none of these dates work for you, have a look at our Forged Bottle Opener class.
The skills taught are near-identical to those in this class, and we will happily apply a Taste Gift Certificate to the Bottle Opener class.
If you really enjoy "A Taste...", there is more you can do afterward.
3 hours one meeting dates×
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.
Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient.), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose. So far, 8 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing. ---------------
Dates and Times:
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.
So far, 8 students have applied to be in this A Taste of Blacksmithing.
A Taste of Blacksmithing
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