New England School of Metalwork
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Beginner Blacksmithing: Nov 28 - Dec 1

Beginner Blacksmithing
Dereck Glaser
Class runs: November 28 - December 1
Tuition: $500.00
Material fee: $40.00
Skill level: Beginner and up
FULL as of 9/18, please click ENROLL NOW to join the wait list
next beginners course is Jan 2018, coming soon
The goal of this class is familiarize the student with the tools and techniques that are employed by the blacksmith.  We will start with a tour of the shop and discuss the tools and their uses, including coal and gas forges and there operation.  We will also be focusing in on the proper use of the hammer and anvil and developing good habits that will aid in productivity.  We will put our good habits to work learning to forge tapers, upsets, shaping, and top tool work such as splitting and punching.  Each of these skills will be applied to specific projects.  I will be focussing on the process, not the project, we will take time to diagnose our mistakes and understand how to overcome them as they arise. Come ready to learn and leave with an understanding of the skills you will need to do the work of the blacksmith.