Blacksmith class in Arizona with Dylan Cook.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7 AM - 6 PM (1 Hour Lunch)
Level is Beginner/Intermediate. Class size is limited to 6. If class is full we will contact you to see if another date will work for you.
Basic techniques of blacksmithing, traditional joinery, forge welding, tool making.
This course is designed for the true beginner to intermediate blacksmith. NO experience necessary. Instruction is focused on the use of the anvil, and hammer control. Projects are focused in fundamental forging techniques and tool making, to create decorative and ornamental ironwork. Participants will be supplied all tools and materials to use while participating in the curriculum.
Projects include, but are not limited to; hot chisel, s hook, key rack, BBQ fork chili pepper, candle holder, bottle opener, and v-bit tongs.
Required Safety Gear: Safety glasses, gloves, closed-toed shoes, ear plugs, non-synthetic clothing (cotton is good!), A positive attitude.
Glasses, gloves and ear protection may be purchased on site.
FACILITY IS WELL EQUIPPED
7 Propane Forges, a Coal Forge, 7 Anvils, Vises, Swage block, Welding equipment, Sahilnler SM34 Air Hammer, Baldor Grinder/Sander, TW90 Knifemakers 72" Belt Sander, JET Floor Size Drill Press, Hydraulic Forging Press, Band Saw, Chop Saws, Angle Grinders, and lots of tools!
TAKE HOME FINISHED PROJECTS (6-12)