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Blacksmithing Introductory Class – October 27-28, 2018

 
prerequis/prerequisite
There is no prerequisite for this class

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This class will be taught in English and French


Useful informations

Several times a month we offer the introduction to traditional blacksmithing workshops by professionals in the trade. Whether you are curious about working with metal or want to perfect a particular technique, our trainers will guide your hammer on the anvil

OBJECTIVES

  • To become familiar with a blacksmith’s shop and learn the work and safety rules;
  • Learn to maintain a fire, to handle the tools, and to acquire the proper reflex movements;
  • Experience the traditional forging techniques for iron and steel (upsetting, tapering, piercing, twisting, forge welding, quenching, finishing treatments, etc.)

By the end of this training, you will have acquired the practical and technical knowledge necessary to be able to forge safely and independently.

 

Cost: $600+ tax per person

Duration: 2 days, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Group training, 5 people. Private training by request.

 

IT WILL BE A PLEASURE TO WELCOME YOU AND PASS ON OUR KNOWLEDGE!

 

Reimbursement policy :

Please note that we will reimburse the integral costs of a workshop if you decide to cancel your presence more than 3 weeks in advance ; in other words, more than 21 days before the beginning of the class.

We will only reimburse 50% of the costs of a workshop if you decide to cancel your presence between 3 weeks (inclusively) and 1 week (exclusively) ; in other words, between 21 days and 8 days before the beginning of the class.

We will not reimburse a workshop if you cancel your presence a week or less before the workshop ; in other words, if you cancel your presence 7 days or less before the beginning of the class.

For more information about our policies and services, please call us on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at 438-386-9182, or send us an email anytime at info@lesforgesdemontreal.org

Become a member

Taking this class will also provide graduates with the opportunity of acquiring membership to the Montreal Forges and all the benefits that come with. Want to become a member? Click here

Become a member and be able to rent an equipped work space in our shop (fire, anvil, hammers, tongs) for $5 an hour (additional fee for charcoal of $40 + tax for a 50 lb. bag), in order to progress independently in your practice. Annual membership fee: $400 + tax. Cost to rent a space in the workshop for non-members: $15 an hour.

It is essential for your own safety and for the safety of others to have followed the introductory workshop at the forge to be able to rent work space, whether a member or non-member.

Clothing

You will be provided with all the tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. Do not wear synthetic materials as they tend to melt to the skin when blacksmithing.

Meals

Bring your lunch to class as there are not many restaurant options near the shop and we try to keep lunch breaks to one hour or less to ensure time is maximized at the forge. Also bring a water bottle that can refilled at the shop as necessary because you will definitely need to drink lots of water.