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Leaf Tongs Class 2024

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Location:           MN School of Horseshoeing
Instructor:s       Dave Gavin 715-821-9950 and Jesse Gavin 715-808-5891
Class Size:         Maximum students: 8             Minimum students: 4
Class manager:  Jesse Gavin, jagavin6273@hotmail.com

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.
Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the 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 this class: send a check for $65 written to The Guild of Metalsmiths, along with your name, address, phone number and email to:
Jesse Gavin
N8214 330th street
Spring Valley WI 54767

To register online, follow this hyperlink to our website: https://www.metalsmith.org/education/

Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark, and each person will be notified individually.



January 27
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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MN School of Horseshoeing
6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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Jesse Gavin