Flat Bar Tongs Class 2022
January 28, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm$65
Instructor: Dave Gavin – Jesse Gavin assisting and class champion
Maximum 8, Minimum 4 students
Lunch – Local restaurants or bring your own
Class Description – Learn to make flat bar tongs from bar stock. These tongs are useful for holding bar stock and forging the hard way. They could be used as a knife makers set of tongs. Flat Bar Tongs for 1/4″ thick material – between ¾” and 1″ wide, the tongs will grab from the edge of the bar stock. A photo of the final design will be included in the next Forum.
Tools to bring: proper safety attire, favorite hammers, tongs to hold 5/16″ X 3/4″ & ¼” flat stock, hot cut chisel, files – flat, half round, round
Suggested tools: an arm that is in shape to be able to swing your favorite hammer
To register: send a check payable to “The Guild of Metalsmiths” to Jesse Gavin N8214 330th street Spring Valley WI 54767 and/or call at 715-808-5891
Instructor Dave Gavin will have a photo of the project ready for the next Forum.
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.