Blacksmithing Overview: March 1st
March 1, 2020 | 9am-1pm
Location: Calypso Farm Smithy
A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center.
This four hour forging session combines the overview course with a hook forging session. In this session you will be introduced to the blacksmith shop and the basics of blacksmithing with a gas forge, as well as shop safety, hammering skills and the varied properties of steel. After creating S-hooks (drawing out, twisting and bending) you’ll learn other blacksmithing fundamentals (squaring, drawing out a taper, rounding, basic scrolling, and punching) as we create a variety of J hooks. This will be a good introduction to blacksmithing and it will get you on your way to exploring more project based classes. Ages 14+
Workshop Cost: $105 (member) $125 (non-member)*
*See below for information about becoming a member.
This overview is required for anyone interested in taking further blacksmithing classes with Calypso. Questions? Email Tom Zimmer: firstname.lastname@example.org