Prerequisite: Any Discovery Class
Date: August 1, 2021
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Adam’s Forge
Are you interested in building your repertoire of fundamental blacksmithing skills and techniques? Then, this class is for you!
In this class, students will learn to forge a fire poker. Trust us when we say that it’s a pretty rad addition to your project line-up. Perfect for camping or if you have a fireplace or backyard fire-pit at home!
The fire poker project class is specifically designed to introduce students to two fundamental blacksmithing techniques – forge welding and forging to dimension. Students will learn how to forge weld to create the poker end of the fire poker. Forge welding is the process of welding two pieces of metal together using heat and hammer and is an essential technique for when you need to join metal pieces together. It is a tricky process and our instructor will lead you through the process step-by-step to be able to successfully replicate the process on your own. In addition, students will learn to forge the handle of the fire poker to dimension. This is another essential skill and we’ll teach you the tips and tricks necessary to be successful.
This class is most appropriate for the advancing smith with an interest in building skills and technique. While it is not required, we have found that students who have taken at least 3-5 project classes with us before starting this project are more successful and get more out of this class. All students must have taken a Discovery class with us.
The class runs from 9 am to 3 pm with a break for lunch.
Instructor: Leif Bennett