Prepare to Board!! –Pirate Tools-
Med Chandler
Class runs: July 23-27
Tuition: $550
Material Fee: $40
Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up, must be proficient at basics

  You hear the cry “Prepare to Board” and lay hold of your grappling hook and boarding axe and prepare for action!

      This fun class will focus on the tools used by pirates and sailors alike in the 17th and 18th century for naval warfare. Some of the projects we will tackle will be a pair of shackles, a grappling hook and a boarding axe. Through each project we will work on becoming more efficient at the forge and anvil, the techniques we will explore will be, drawing, bending, punching, drifting and forge welding. Students will find several exercises to suite their comfort level and improve their skills, we will only be limited by time and imagination! 

       In 2003 Med started blacksmithing at The Fort At No. 4 living history museum in Charlestown, NH.  In 2006 he moved to Maine and worked at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, while there he was making tools for boat builders and hardware for wooden boats, as well as participating in the state of  Maine apprentice shipwright program. In 2007 an opportunity opened up to work at Ball and Ball Reproductions in Exton Pennsylvania and He moved down there.  Med's focus is on traditional techniques, mastering the hammer and anvil, creating custom designed pieces as well as continuing to reproduce original ironwork and functional tools. 


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