April 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$60
Instructor: Derrick Phillips, (651) 230-2363, email@example.com
Minimum students 4, Maximum students 8
This is a one-day class to practice basic blacksmith skills and introduce tenon joinery. The project will be to forge 3 identical pieces, including slotting & drifting holes, and forging & sizing tenons to complete a basic trivet.
This class is good for nearly all skill levels. The simple design of this trivet allows for achievable joinery with moderate blacksmithing skills and the tools provided in the class. Additional forging opportunities will be coming up (the Nowthen Hammer-In and various demonstrations), which opens this class to those who have basic beginner experience but might not be able to complete the piece in one day. The design can easily be adapted to challenge the experienced/advanced smith, too (with the addition of claw feet, for example) – bring your sketches and ideas! Special note: the project for the 2019 Fall Conference will be a trivet!
Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the class:
Favorite hammer and tongs for forging ½” square bar. Punches, drifts, and tenon-shaping tools will be available for use during the class. Stock will be provided.
Safety Equipment: the usual for forging with coal: safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing of natural fiber with no cuffs or fraying, and leather boots or shoes.
Lunch Arrangements: BYOL or local fast food available
Questions: Contact Christina Dodge, (612) 741-9292, firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for this class, send a check for $60 made out to Guild of Metalsmiths and your full contact info to:
17645 Baugh St. NW
Ramsey, MN 55303
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.