Date: June 15, 2024

Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Location: Adam’s Forge

Instructor: Gary Standke

Prerequisite: Any Discovery Class plus a Power Hammer Safety workshop & 2 or 3 project workshops

Suggested skill level: Intermediate and up.  Participants should have solid blacksmithing skills and be confident using hand tools before moving to the power hammer.

Join us to create some amazing BBQ tongs to impress your friends at your next cookout.This is a great project to build your power hammer skills. We’ll use it to create the taper in the handles and to flatten the spring.

At the start of the class, we’ll review power hammer safety protocols and then move on to the practical project of making your tongs.

We start by defining the junction between the jaws and the handle. Using the power hammer, we can rapidly taper the handle down for a comfortable grip. Then the power hammer will make flattening the spring section a breeze.

We’ll explore the different texturing options for the handles and the tooling required to create them. Once you have decorated the handles as desired, we will work on the tong jaws to modify them to work well for grabbing everything from an ear of corn to a tomato to a steak.

Bending the spring around to align the handles to fit your hand will allow you to get these tongs to fit you perfectly.

Lastly, we will go over the different finishing options to keep it looking great and food-safe though all the masterful cooking you are planning.

Tools: Students do not need to bring tools; we have everything that you will need.

Please note: the first week that registration for this workshop is open, spots may only be purchased by members. If you find you are unable to register, please check back after that first week has passed, or consider becoming a member of Adam’s Forge. All proceeds go towards supporting our amazing organization, and membership will bring you exclusive events and opportunities, along with a community of other blacksmiths!