Prerequisite: Discovery Class

Date: May 22, 2021

Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Location: Adam’s Forge

In this session students will learn to forge a set of scrolling tongs. Students will learn to forge the jaws, create a joint for smooth action, draw out the reins, rivet it all together and then adjust it to your hand.

Students will be using a round punch to punch the holes for the rivet to hold the tongs together. If you took the Tools and Techniques session 3, bring your round punch so that you can use it! If you have not yet had a chance to forge a round punch, we will have round punches on hand for students to use.

This is the 7th session in our year long Tools and Techniques program. This series of classes is based on standards required by the California Blacksmith Association for CBA Level 1 (beginner) Certification. After completing this class program, students will have the skills needed to create basic blacksmithing projects and the associated tooling. This Session 7 meets the CBA requirement of punching a hole using a round punch.

Each session in the program focuses on making one of the tools or completing one or more techniques required for certification. Each class builds on what is taught in earlier sessions, so we recommend that students commit to taking all of the sessions to get the most out of the Tools and Techniques program. Students use tools made in earlier sessions to make later projects, and then use these tools and techniques to complete the “final” for CBA Level 1bcertification. However, if you are interested in a specific project and not the entire series, you are welcome to join classes of interest to you.

We require that students take at least a Discovery Class with us prior to starting our Tools and Techniques classes. While it is not required, we have found that students who have taken at least 3-5 project classes with us before starting this class are more successful and get more out of the project.

The textbook for this program is Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing Volume 1 by Mark Aspery.

This class runs from 9 AM – 3 PM, with a one hour break for lunch.