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Traditional Blacksmithing Joinery Techniques

Course Overview

This class will focus on building a hand-forged project using the forging skills of traditional joinery- i.e. mortise and tenon, forge welding, collars, and rivets. Other core blacksmithing techniques covered will include punching holes, tapering and upsetting, forging square corners, and decorative scrolls and twists. Apply these elements to build a sign or shelf bracket, trivet, fireplace tools, or candle holder. Bring a design of your own or the instructor will have a class project prepared. The skills learned in this class are the essentials of blacksmithing, and this class is designed as a foundation class appropriate for beginners and intermediate smiths as we will adapt projects to suit your skill level.

Course Details

Length: 3 Days