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Blacksmithing Introductory Class – July 21-22, 2018

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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.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Cost: $600+ tax per person

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

Group training, 5 people. Private training by request.

Membership

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.

Students can also purchase this class by calling us.  438-386-9182


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