Hammer iron in blacksmith shop

I have a small blacksmith shop onsite here at my home and have been teaching to adults as well as kids (over 8)
I'd like to have a meetup here and give a demo as well as offer classes. I can only accommodate 3 at a time in the shop, with 2 anvils, but could demo and then assist in shifts those interested. S hooks are the project, and classes we work on more difficult projects. (had to cancel, couldn't find EDIT button) I would need to ask for a donation ($20/person) for time and materials to cover expenses. I am interested in renting the studio to users by the hour after 20 hours are accumulated in shop to verify proper use of equipment. Anyone interested please email me off list. ([masked])

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  • Vera

    Thank you all! I had a great time and enjoyed all the enthusiasm, energy and creativity. What fun to share this with budding blacksmiths! Hope to see you all again soon!

    February 16, 2014

  • Reama

    We're on our way!!

    February 16, 2014

  • Rali

    I can't join this round! Booo! Any way you are going to offer this again?

    February 14, 2014

    • Vera

      I offer classes on a regular basis. Not sure I'll do the meetup again

      February 16, 2014

  • Vera

    **park on street, walk through gate and all the way down to bottom of driveway. wear leather shoes, no fleece, cotton, wool and canvas are good materials, no melting fabrics. Please bring goggles if you have any.
    The shop is small, so again, I want to reiterate, we can only have 2 hammering at a time, so we will need to take turns, bring tea or snacks and be ready to chit chat and keep each other company :)
    I'll do my best to answer questions.
    Watch some hammering videos before you come...this one is good just to get the idea of the scroll we will use for the s hook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe6w-Ynefg4
    we will not be using a jig though...:)

    February 8, 2014

    • Tara J.

      Is there any way to get around the leather shoes requirement? I don't think I have any... Thanks.

      February 13, 2014

    • Vera

      Hi, hot metal can slice right through nylon and other materials. We can decide when you are here. Watching is fine with non-leather shoes

      February 16, 2014

  • Vera

    each person will have 20-30 mins of try out time, to allow as many as possible to join in and try.

    January 31, 2014

  • Vera

    First come first serve for the hands on workshop, the shop can accommodate 3 at a time, includes me..teacher. :) We will take shift. Sign in as soon as you get here if you want a hands on. Classes are listed on my website if further classes are desired, and I can teach one on one.
    villagegreenpn.com

    January 31, 2014

  • Tara J.

    Oooh, this looks awesome! And thank you for offering this at such a reasonable price... so many people charge so much to share their knowledge. With this class/demo we would be making S-hooks, right? And maybe classes in the future with harder projects?

    January 31, 2014

  • Reama

    Hello, Valentine's Day with my husband. He's gping to LOVE this.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Vera

    I need to have 5 committed to make this worthwhile. Forgot to say, park on street, walk in gate and all the way down to bottom of driveway.

    January 21, 2014

    • Reama

      Happy to be number 4 and 5. Thank you for setting this up! It sounds awesome!!

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Reama

    Hello, Valentine's Day with my husband.

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Reama

      He's going to LOVE this!!

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Vera

    I'll be cancelling this if we don't get more RSVP

    January 30, 2014

  • Jirius I.

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    2 · January 21, 2014

    • Vera

      where is the edit button for events??

      January 21, 2014

    • Jirius I.

      I can see it, but maybe it will not let you see it?? Call me at[masked] while you are on the site & I can either show you or change it for you.

      January 21, 2014

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