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Adult Blacksmithing: 4-Week Beginner Workshop
June 12 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019
This is a 4-week, beginner blacksmithing class for adults (18+). Participants will meet for 3 hours, 5:30-8:30pm, every Wednesday evening in June (June 5, 12, 19, and 26). Students can expect to leave with a basic knowledge of rudimentary blacksmithing techniques, shop practices, tools, and safety. It is a great multi-day experience for those curious or those wanting to start a long relationship with fire and steel.
The course starts with an overview of the shop, tools, forge, and safety. Each day builds on the knowledge obtained from the previous week.
Day 1: Intro, drawing out a taper and the S.O.R concept, bending, and twisting. Project: S-Hook.
Day 2: Review, ribbon taper, fishtail scroll, shouldering, and punching. Project: Coat Hook.
Day 3: Review, punching, drifting, and fullering. Project: Church Key Bottle Opener.
Day 4: Review, pull it all together completing unfinished projects, remaking Day 1 through Day 3 projects or choosing one of the listed projects which encompass the skills introduced in the course. (Twist Bottle
Opener, Icicle Tree Decoration, Key Fob)
No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. The instructor is Mark Gagnon. The cost is $300 for not yet members/$270 for members. Click here for a registration form.