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2018 Box Tongs Class
January 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm$65
Instructors: Larry Wasmund and others
This class will teach those in attendance how to make a box style tongs. A box type tong gives you the most control in holding rectangular stock.
We will be starting with ½ x 5/8 stock and making a tongs to hold a 1/2x 1 inch stock. There will be substantial amounts of drawing out on the reins and bit of this tongs. The students should have the dexterity for forging heavier stock. Students must know how to direct the movement steel with a cross peen, drawing out, and riveting. Everyone will go home with a functioning tool.
Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the class: Bring your favorite hammer and a file
Safety Equipment – Cotton clothing, gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses.
Other Equipment: None
Lunch Arrangements: Bring a bag lunch or travel to a local fast food spot.
To register for this class, send your contact information and a check for $65 made out to “Guild of Metalsmiths” to:
28275 464th Street
Cleveland MN. 56017
Contact Larry with questions at 507 469-0205 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptance for this class will be prioritized by postmark.