Beginner Blacksmithing

with

Dereck Glaser

Class runs: April 23-26

Tuition: $525.00

Material fee: $40.00

Skill level: Beginner and up

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       The goal of this class is familiarize the student with the tools and techniques that are employed by the blacksmith.  We will start with a tour of the shop and discuss the tools and their uses, including coal and gas forges and their operation.  We will also be focusing in on the proper use of the hammer and anvil and developing good habits that will aid in productivity.  Emphasis on all exercises will strengthen the seven primary forging processes and work learning to forge tapers, upsets, shoulders, bending, spreading, top tool work such as cutting and punching, and forge welding.  Each of these skills will be applied to specific projects.  We will be focusing on the process, not the project, we will take time to diagnose our mistakes and understand how to overcome them as they arise. Come ready to learn and leave with an understanding of the skills you will need to do the work of the blacksmith. 

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European Swords with @swordmatt was great! Making these is a real journey! #swordsmith #forged #huzzahYou know the blacksmith/bladesmith addition is getting serious when the heavy equipment shows up! #craft #art #forgedAnother great class from @downingarts. African forged silver rings. Our first precious metal class EVER! #tinyshiny #forged #westafricaWe don't do many weekend classes, so jump on this one! #blacksmith #education #handskills #heatbeatrepeat@downingarts consolidating some silver into an ingot on a piece of hardwood. The ingot will then be forged into a ring as a part of his African ring workshop. #jewelry #forged #handmadeGreat results from @bill_burke_knives excellent “River of Fire” damascus class! Great work fellas! #riveroffire #damascus #mastersmithMaster Bladesmith @bill_burke_knives instructs long time student Manuel in the “Feather” operation of Bill’s famous “River of Fire” damascus pattern. What a fun class! #billburke #mastersmith #riveroffireWeekend and 3 day classes just added! #blacksmith #education #forgedWow! Look at this amazing repetition in Dereck’s “Blacksmithing for Fun and Profit” workshop. #heatbeatrepeat #forged #craft