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2019 Box Tongs Class

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Box Tongs

Instructors: Larry Wasmund and others
Class size: Maximum students: 7 Minimum students: 4
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. Students should have the dexterity for forging heavier stock. Students must know how to direct the movement of 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
To register for this class, send a check written to The Guild of Metalsmiths for $75 to:
Larry Wasmund 28275 464th Street Cleveland MN. 56017
Questions: Phone: Contact Larry Wasmund at 507 469-0205 email: poundedtreasures@gmail.com.
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.

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