Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts

Beginning Blacksmithing Class

Saturday, April 18, 10 am – 4 pm

$175.00, Max: 6 Students

earn some blacksmithing fundamentals from Joe Vachon, the Season 6, Episode 27, Forged In Fire Champion, in this 1 day, hands on coarse. Safety, body mechanics, tools, and the working properties of hot steel will be addressed, as well as various techniques, such as: tapering, scrolling, twisting, bending, drilling, punching, hot cutting, flat peening, upsetting and shouldering.  Students will start out practicing the basics with the forging of a few decorative hooks for the first half of the class.  After lunch, folks are welcome to create something of their choosing with their new found skill-set, such as (but not limited to) a fire poker, meat turner, bottle opener, letter opener, necklace pendent, or an experimental piece.

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