• Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory class Date:April 12, 2022 Time: 1 PM - 5 PM Location: Adam's Forge The Letter Opener is an introductory class as well as a great next step for students that have taken our Discovery class and want to continue to develop their blacksmithing skills. The Letter Opener class teaches techniques that are useful in a wide range of blacksmithing projects.  You'll learn how to work with slightly larger stock, and be introduced to the proper choice and use of tongs to hold the hot steel. You'll use the vise and a twisting wrench for the handle, and practice tapering and turning scrolls as well.  In forging the blade, you'll learn about full-face and half-face hammer blows.  Finally, you can apply a hot wax finish to protect your letter opener. Note: This class is a prerequisite to all blade classes.  
  • Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory class Date: July 9, 2022 Time: 4 PM - 8 PM Location: Adam's Forge The Letter Opener is an introductory class as well as a great next step for students that have taken our Discovery class and want to continue to develop their blacksmithing skills. The Letter Opener class teaches techniques that are useful in a wide range of blacksmithing projects.  You'll learn how to work with slightly larger stock, and be introduced to the proper choice and use of tongs to hold the hot steel. You'll use the vise and a twisting wrench for the handle, and practice tapering and turning scrolls as well.  In forging the blade, you'll learn about full-face and half-face hammer blows.  Finally, you can apply a hot wax finish to protect your letter opener.  
  • Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory class Date: February 11, 2022 Time: 5 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Adam's Forge The Letter Opener is an introductory class as well as a great next step for students that have taken our Discovery class and want to continue to develop their blacksmithing skills. The Letter Opener class teaches techniques that are useful in a wide range of blacksmithing projects.  You'll learn how to work with slightly larger stock, and be introduced to the proper choice and use of tongs to hold the hot steel. You'll use the vise and a twisting wrench for the handle, and practice tapering and turning scrolls as well.  In forging the blade, you'll learn about full-face and half-face hammer blows.  Finally, you can apply a hot wax finish to protect your letter opener. This class will run from 5:00pm - 9:30 pm with a half-hour meal break.  
  • July 23, 2022

    Skeleton Bottle Opener

    $175.00
    Prerequisite: Any Discovery Class or Letter Opener class Date: July 23, 2022 Time: 9 AM - 3 PM Location: Adam's Forge

    Instructor: Gary Standke

    This class runs from 9 am-3 pm, with a one-hour break for lunch.

    Today we will make a ghoulish tool for the kitchen or any party. We’ll forge this from mild steel and apply a wax finish.

    The project starts by drawing out the steel as you did in the Discovery Day Class. This taper will be bent around and back to create a bottle opener.

    Then the fun begins as we form the skeleton. We start by using a guillotine tool (how appropriate) to form the neck and waist. Then we work on the face and chest.  You’ll have plenty of opportunity to make it your own.

    Once formed, a wax finish is applied to protect the steel from kitchen abuse.

    Much fun to be had by all and you will have a tool that you’ll definitely want to make again and again, as gifts for all your friends.

    Skills learned: Tapers, bending over the horn, using tooling for decoration, and finishing.

  • July 10, 2022

    Steel and Copper Wall Hook

    $165.00
    Date: July 10, 2021 Time: 9 AM - 3 PM Location: Adam's Forge

    This class combines steel and copper to make a unique wall hook that will definitely turn some heads.  We’ll have two instructors on hand and split the class in half.  One half of the class will make their steel wall hook while the other half will make their fold-formed copper tile.  Then, we’ll switch places.  The final assembly with copper rivets brings the whole piece together.

    Please note: fold-forming is very open to improvisation and your piece will be unique!

    Skills covered include tapering, turning on the horn and upsetting the rivets.  You’ll get an introduction to annealing copper and learn about work hardening.  We’ll demonstrate some fundamental fold forming techniques and discuss design considerations.

    This is a super fun project and successful students will take home a piece that’s ready to mount on the wall.

    Prerequisite: any Discovery class

    This class runs from 9am – 3pm with a break for lunch.

  • July 31, 2022

    Three Hook Wall Rack

    $175.00
    Date: July 31, 2021 Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

    Instructor: Dossain Valencia

    Class runs from 9am – 3pm with an hour meal break

    Prerequisite: Any Discovery class

    This is a fast-paced class and is best suited to students who’ve taken 2 or 3 project classes and/or open forges in addition to the requisite Discovery class

    Traditional blacksmithing skills combine with contemporary design to create an elegant, strong piece.  Use it as a coat rack, towel rack, key holder, or whatever suits your needs.

    Skills used include: tapering, turning scrolls and hooks, fullering with a cross pein hammer, using a bob punch, match drilling the holes and riveting the assembly together.

    Students with more advanced skills can improvise and put their own spin on it!

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