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Zero to BlacksmithingII
Continuing from nothing, to making tools, to using those tools to make dragons!

Video Games. TV. Movies. Comic books.
Set them aside and let's make something real.

Zero to Blacksmithing is a chance for a teen with no prior smithing experience to engage with an ancient and vital craft. This is the second segment of the class, covering material equivalent to that covered in our adult class Rudiments of Blacksmithing II, in which we make a hardened and tempered punch and chisel and use them to make a steel "dragon" head and also get in a lot more practice with the hammer, and with temperature control.

Gift Certificates for Zero to BlacksmithingII are available.

For adults we cover this content in 4 3-hour meetings, in this class we do it in 5 2.5-hour meetings, a pace we've found better suited to our younger students.    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Maximum 4 students, one per forge


Full Covid vaccination required. Bring your card.

Zero to Blacksmithing I or Rudiments I

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:
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