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Everyone needs to eat, so someone needs to cook.
Whether you're doing Medieval, Revolutionary War, French and Indian War, Civil War (English or American), or even Carthago-Roman, one of the best ways to hold your pot or cauldron over the fire is with a tripod. In this class we will make a tripod for cooking over a camp fire.

This is a good solid design that stands well and can also be arranged as two verticals with a horizontal either as a spit or as a bar for hanging utensils from.

Techniques: hacksawing, drawing-out, bending, twisting (optional)

The parts disassemble easily for transport. You'll need a few 'S' hooks or a trammel hook to adjust the height of your cookpot. (Watch for a trammel hook class coming soon).

Gift Certificates for Tripods are available.

2 hours   one meeting        dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $80  +  $8- $12 materials fee depending on size of tripod 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.

"A Taste of Blacksmithing" or equivalent hammerskill expected.

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
Add yourself to the Notification List for this class.
(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

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.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.

If you're interested in taking Tripods and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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