Date: January 22, 2022

Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Location: Adam’s Forge

Would you like to add hand-crafted cooking utensils to your list of special skills?  In this class, Adam’s Forge instructor Leif Bennett will demonstrate Colonial Cookware with a mixture of mild steel handles and your choice of copper, stainless steel or mild steel ends that are attached with rivets.  Whether it’s a spoon, ladle, serving fork, strainer or spatula, the techniques are similar, and we’ll have all the tools and materials needed to get you started on your own complete set.  We’ll also include an optional wall rack to hang them on.

This class will be offered in two parts, each of which can be taken separately.  In this second session, we’ll make the  Spoon, Ladle and Strainer.

Skills practiced include drawing and tapering the handles, turning the scrolled ends, drilling, riveting, hot-cutting with a chisel, cutting and dressing sheet metal, precision bending the spatula and sinking the spoon shapes into the swage block.

Seasoned beginners can expect to finish one implement during the class and more experienced smiths might finish two or more.  All will leave with knowledge of the skills to make more when time and circumstances allow.  These utensils can be used in the kitchen, for camping and at the barbecue.  They also make beautiful gifts!

Each class will run from 9:00am-3:00pm with a break for lunch.

Prerequisite: Any Discovery class plus 4 other classes or equivalent experience.  This class is most suitable for the advancing student who has familiarity with the skills involved and has developed stamina and basic hammer control.

This class runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch

Fee $175.00