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Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade

Course Overview

Outfit your own blacksmithing tool chest while developing and refining your skills on the forge. In this course, you will create the set of tools needed to become a backyard blacksmith, while simultaneously learning the basics of blacksmithing. Initial tool projects will include tongs and fire-tending tools. Heat treatment, forging, fire types and more will be covered as you cultivate both your skills and your tools. Chisels and punches will also be crafted as time allows. Forge-welding may be discussed. This class is suitable for beginners and those who would like to continue their learning. Materials fee includes the use of coal/gas for forgework and the cost of steel, etc.

Dates

Tue, Oct 17th, 2017  –  Thu, Oct 19th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $450.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, Sep 5th, 2017
Includes materials fee of $195.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

leather gloves
jeans
cotton shirts (no nylon clothing)
leather shoes
clothing comfortable to outdoors-in

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, Sep 5th, 2017
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