Blacksmithing Sampler

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$80.00

NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at blacksmithing@rocafc.com or 585-617-9644.  Interested Students MUST COMPLETE this underage student APPLICATION prior to meeting with Blacksmithing Director.

If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.

Project Descriptions:

  • Hooks: Learn the most utilized blacksmithing techniques of tapering and bending while making a hook to hang your hat on! Well you could really hang anything. (Open to all levels)
  • Bottle OpenerLearn to create a bottle opener out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a long taper, scrolling it and testing it. Once the bottle opener is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)
  • Letter Opener: This is a great starter project. Students will be introduced to simple tapers, rounding, and scrolls to create a small letter opener in mild steel. Starting with just 3" of 3/8 square bar you will make a 5-6" long letter opener. (Open to all levels)
  • Dog Head TrinketLearn to create a metal dog head by hot forging. The class will go over how to use the various parts of the anvil to develop the defining areas of a dog's head then decorative punches will be used to add features. Once the head is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)
  • Simple LeafLearn to create a leaf out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a shoulder to isolate material, how to use various punches to add detail and how to form with the anvil to give the leaf life. Once the leaf is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. Depending on time and skill, students could also make it into a wall hook or bottle opener. (Open to all levels)
  • Steak TurnerLearn to create a handy grilling tool out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a long taper, scrolling it and testing it. Once the steak turner is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)
    • Grill ForkLearn to create a handy grilling tool out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of splitting a bar then tapering and shaping the tines. Once the grill fork is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)
      • Drawer PullsThis is a great starter project. Learn to create a drawer pull out of metal by hot forging. This class will go over the basic operations of creating shoulders to isolate material and draw down the center of the bar, twisting and hot punching to create a drawer pull in mild steel. (Open to all levels)
      • Fire Poker/Marshmallow StickLearn to create a handy camp fire tool out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of splitting a bar, creating a long taper, scrolling it and testing it for function. Once the poker is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)
      • Horse Head TrinketLearn to create a metal horse head by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating shoulders to develop the defining areas of a horse's head then decorative punches will be used to add features. Once the head is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)
      • Tiki TorchLearn to create a handy piece of functional yard art out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a long taper and scrolling it on the ends of 2 pieces, 1 will use a mandrel to ensure it will hold the bottles appropriately. Once the student has worked all the ends of the torch holder they will layout the overlap. once this is set the 2 pieces will be tacked together. the joint is finished by wrapping it with some copper wire. (Open to all levels)
      • Pizza Cutter: This is a great starter project. Students will be introduced to simple shouldering, tapering, scrolling and edge beveling to create a rocking pizza cutter. Starting with about bar you will make a 10-12" long rocking pizza cutter. (Open to all levels)

        (NOTE: Above are examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. The topic of each class is listed with the corresponding date.) 

        Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Samplers are an excellent way to get a taste of forging. Our experienced instructors will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction at the forge to enhance your learning experience.

        These classes are designed as teasers to let you experience what it's like to work hot steel. Focus will be on the fundamentals of hammer control to get the steel to respond the way you want it to.

        NOTE: Blacksmithing Classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!

        If you have any questions, please contact our Smithing Director, Candace Martens, at blacksmithing@rocafc.com.
          Details:
          • 3.5-hour class period: 6:30pm-10pm
          • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
          • All materials and safety equipment included
          • Complimentary coffee available and vending machines

          Available Sampler Sessions: (Each class will focus on the topic listed)

          • Tuesday, September 3rd: Simple Leaf (6:30pm-10pm)
          • Friday, September 20th: Drawer Pull (6:30pm-10pm)
          • Tuesday, October 1st: Letter Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
          • Tuesday, November 26th: Pizza Cutter (6:30pm-10pm)
          Course Feedback:
          "A great father and son experience! You only need to know how to hold a hammer!"
          -- Daniel Steiner

           
          Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:

          NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

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