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You can experience the ancient craft of blacksmithing first hand when you take part in one of Jake James' popular weekend workshops. Each class is limited to four students, and will provide participants an opportunity to forge at a traditional blacksmith’s coke hearth while they learn to master the tools of the trade.
Classes take place on weekends, and run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Private classes are also available.
The Blacksmith Starter: This one-day introduction to forging steel requires no
previous experience working with metal. Students produce a fire poker while learning
the basic principles of moving hot steel with a hammer.
Instructional time: Saturday or Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Intermediate Blacksmithing: This weekend workshop builds on lessons learned in The Blacksmith Starter and introduces students to tool making and more complex projects. Participants will produce a punch, a pair of tongs and a candlestick. New techniques such as punching holes, cutting tennons, and the art of fire welding will also be introduced.
Contact us for more information on class schedules and fees.
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