Blacksmithing Overview: April 17th

April 17th, 2020 | 6-10pm
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 15+

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:

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