Leaf Tongs

Leaf Tongs 1-day Class

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: MN School of Horseshoeing (see map below)
Instructors: Dave Gavin and Jesse Gavin

Cost: $65 per student;

Class size: Maximum 8, minimum 4

Class Description: This class will have you making tongs that will hold on to leaves and other thin and curved shapes without marking the surface or flattening out the veins.

This class is for beginners that have gone through and have had some additional practice beyond the basics class. You will be drawing out the reins and forging the boss to shape and matching the sizes of the two.

Class Champion: Jesse Gavin 1-715-808-5891 at jagavin6273@hotmail.com

Tools & Equipment participants should bring to class: Favorite hammer for forging and peening rivets, tongs to hold 1/4”x 1”, 1/4” x 3/4”, 1/4” and 3/8” round, plus other tools as you see fit – i.e. grinder, files, etc;

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: Local restaurants or bring your own.


To register:  For non-members, Click [HERE] to register.

For Guild members, Click [HERE] to register in Neon under 'Events'.

****Acceptance will be in the order submitted, based on the transaction date, and each person will be notified individually.

Questions? Email jagavin6273@hotmail.com

Map of Location:


jpg graphic file MN School of Horshoeing map