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Blacksmithing Class / Open Forge

Learn to bend metal to your will with fire and hammer, or just warm yourself around our open forge and friendship.

$10 Material fee per student.  Instructors donate their time.

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  • Nathan B

    Based on attending a previous class, they will provide the tools and metal bars you will work on. They recommend wearing a long-sleeve shirt of a natural fiber (artificial fibers like polyester can burn easier), as small sparks can fly off the hot metal pieces. Same goes with shoes. Expect to get your clothes a little dirty.

    Safety glasses are recommended as well (for the same reason as above); if you have sensitive ears ear plugs would help dampen down the noise of several people hammering metal. There may be some safety glasses you can borrow, but the number is limited. They are pretty cheap to buy at any hardware store, and are a good thing to have around for household projects.

    February 3, 2014

  • J C.

    Have never worked with black smithing but really want to check it out! What supplies do we need to have?

    January 12, 2014

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