Prerequisite: Any Discovery Class

Date: September 21, 2024

Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Location: Adam’s Forge

Instructor: Gary Standke

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are able to offer these CBA Level II skill-based workshops at a reduced price of $100. If you are interested in getting CBA Level certification and have not yet started, you can start with the Blacksmithing Fundamentals workshop. However, this is a great class for anyone interested in improving their skills.

Imagine taking a solid bar and, with a few bends, creating something truly complex. The spring swage is used to make isolated designs in material. They can be round, square, or as complex as you wish. We will be using this fuller in a later class to help make the leafing hammer head.

This class will go over how to calculate material for the projects you design, allowing for changes in length with changes in thickness, using mandrels to attain specified diameters, and a host of other useful information. We will then fire up the forges and should have no problem completing the project.

We are only using ½ inch round material so great strength and endurance are not required. 

There are no prerequisites other than the Discovery day. So if you are ready for the next step in your exploration of blacksmithing sign up to have some fun. 

Suggested Reading: The Skills of a Blacksmith, Vol 2, by Mark Aspery, p13

This class runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm with a one hour break for lunch.

Please note: All classes are released for member-only early registration for one week before they’re available for general registration.  If you’re unable to add this class to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!