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Beginners Blacksmithing : May 15-19

   Beginners Blacksmithing
Dereck Glaser 
Class runs: May 15-19
Tuition: $575.00
Material fee: $50.00
Skill level: Beginner and up
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     This is week 1 of the 2 week NESM Inro to Blacksmithing course and open as an individual 1 week course as well. Save big by enrolling in the 2 week course.
     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. We will be focussing on the process and technique of forging, not the project, time will be taken 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.




         Dereck Glaser is the NESM Blacksmithing Program Director, with over 30 years of blacksmithing experience and 20 years of teaching students of all walks of life. Dereck also runs DG Forge, his own shop where he continues to hone and explore new areas of this craft through custom commissioned projects. See more of Dereck's work here.