Forging Tongs Workshop – November 10-11, 2018
Introductory Class or equivalent experience (recommended)
English and french
The Forging Tongs Workshop is at an intermediary level. These tools are the essential instruments of the work of the blacksmith and are specific for each project. Forging tongs is a fundamental step in learning traditional blacksmithing practices.
- Become familiar with calculating the necessary mass to forge iron and steel pieces;
- Carry out a mechanical assembly using riveting;
- Develop dexterity in the handling of blacksmithing tools;
- Master the basic techniques of traditional forging (fullering, upsetting, stretching, slitting, drifting and hot punching, forge welding, etc.)
By the end of this training, you will be ready to create your own tongs and, by doing so, extend the possibilities of your forged iron creations.
Cost: 600$ + tax per person
Duration: 2 days, 9am to 5pm
Group training, 5 people
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 email@example.com
Become a member
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.
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.
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.