Blacksmithing I - Basics
For the first time hammer swinger!
- 60 US dollars$60
- Northwest 97th Boulevard
This class is for the beginner. It will introduce you to the basic hardware including: the anvil, forge, vice, forge blower, and hammer & tongs. Coal forges will be used so fire management will be a primary focus. The exact items to be produced will vary from teacher to teacher but there will be the same core techniques being taught. They will include: tapering, drawing out, bending, twisting, rounding, and hammer control. How you approach the anvil is important as well, so proper stance and how to move your body will be taught. If you are new to blacksmithing this class can help you avoid making some pretty big mistakes that could cause you real set backs or even long term injury to yourself. No prerequisites are necessary. Good luck :)
Best Western Gateway Grand, Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL, USA