Forge Welding Class 2022
February 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on February 27, 2022 at 9:00 am
Instructors: David Mariette and Gordon Barr
Cost: $160 member, $180 non-member
Class size: Maximum students: 8, Minimum: 6
Forge welding: So, you’ve seen it done. It looks so easy. Why doesn’t it work for me, you ask? David will seek to dispel the mythical mysticism that seems to surround this technique and give you the tools you need to begin forge welding. Like many things, there is no magic bullet. It is a compilation of doing everything right, not just one thing. Starting from the ground up learning to manage heat, you’ll begin with some basic welding, and as you gain some experience move on to a few more advanced welding configurations. Possible projects this year: a flux spoon, tripod, chain, leaves & tendrils “bouquet” and if time allows, a basket twist.
Prerequisite: Solid basic forging experience. We’ll be using coal forges.
Advanced forge welding skills option:
Have you taken this class in previous years, or done some simple welds but nothing since? David will teach advanced techniques (concurrently with the basics) for those who have done forge welding and would like to progress their skills. Please let us know when registering.
Safety Equipment: The usual. Eye and ear protection. No flammable clothing. Leather work boots. Since we are forge welding and there will be more sparks than usual, students should dress with that in mind. Bring an apron if you have one.
Tools and Equipment: Hammer & tongs (for stock sizes to be listed in an acceptance letter). As part of the cost of the class, students will be provided with their own wire “scratch” brush and a 1-lb. can of EZ Weld. Stock is provided.
Lunch arrangements: Bring a bag lunch or visit one of the area restaurants.
To register for this class, send a check payable to “The Guild of Metalsmiths” and your contact information to:
17645 Baugh St NW
Ramsey, MN 55303
Contact Christina with questions at email@example.com
Registration for this class will be determined by postmark and confirmed with an acceptance letter. Guild members have priority.