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Blacksmithing Classes

May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Have you ever wanted to learn the old art of Blacksmithing?

Early smiths made wagon parts, handmade tools, shaped ornamental pieces, horseshoes, hinges and just about anything to having to do with working metal into a desired shape or purpose.

What you will learn:

This is an introductory class on how to build, light, and maintain a coal forge fire with a hand-cranked blower, proper hammering techniques, drawing, pointing, twisting, punching, and how to work hot steel over a coal forge. Students will take home the basic knowledge of forging and their own handmade forged decorative article.

About the Classes:

• Class size is limited to a maximum of 6 students
• Taught by an experienced local smith and knife maker
• Cost is $10 per person with materials and tools supplied
• Participants must be members of the California Blacksmith Association ($55/yr) https://www.calsmith.org/join-us
• Registrations on a first paid basis as classes fill up fast!
• Plans are being made for secondary classes
• Secondary class requires previous completion of the introductory class
• Students under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
• Next Introductory Class: TBA

Contact Russ Wright for application Email: travelnman65@gmail.com

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May 13, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Russ Wright


Historic Donovan Mill
900 S. Main Street
Silver City, NV 89428 United States
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