Blacksmithing 2-Day Workshop

$295.00
6 Seats Left
$295.00

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.

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

    Workshop Schedule: (Each class will focus on the topic listed. Click the "Details" tab for a list of project descriptions)
    • February 2022 Session: Woodworking Tools: Saturday, Feb. 26th & Sunday, Feb. 27th (9am-5pm both days) (Instructor: Brian Martens)
    • April 2022 Session: Blacksmithing Tools: Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24th (9am-5pm both days) (Instructor: Brian Martens)

    Class Details: 

    • 2 - 8-hour class periods: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Breakfast snacks and lunch included
    • Enrollment: 2 to 6 students
    • All materials and safety equipment included
    • Vending machines available

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    Project Descriptions: 

    • Woodworking Tools: There is no satisfaction like making something with tools that you've made. This workshop will focus on forging functional tools for use in the woodshop.
         Students will start by learning about appropriate steels and how to process them to bring out the desired qualities in hand tools such as durability, edge retention, and sharpenability. We will then select and plan projects based on individual needs and abilities. As a warm up project, we will make a marking or "striking" knife used for precisely laying out cuts. After completing the warm up project, for the remainder of the workshop students will forge to their selected projects which may include a drawknife, froe, chisels, adze, scorps, plane blades, etc. 
         Students are welcome to contact the instructor prior to class to discuss specific tools to ensure the best material selections are available.
         This is an interactive, hands on course where you will be forging tough materials. The focus of this class is forging. Adding handles and doing the final sharpening are exercises left for home, though basic edge geometry will be established in the class. (Open to all levels. Students with prior forging experience may attempt more complex projects.)
    • Blacksmithing Tools: There is no satisfaction like making something with tools that you've made. This weekend workshop will focus on forging functional tools for use in the workshop.
         Students will start by learning about appropriate steels and how to process them to bring out the desired qualities in hand tools such as durability and geometry retention as well as shock and wear resistance. We will then select and plan projects bases on individual needs and abilities. Typical tools we can make include punches, scribes, drifts, top & bottom anvil tools, and hammers.
         Students are welcome to contact the instructor prior to class to discuss specific tools to ensure the best material selections are available.
         This is an interactive, hands on course where you will be forging tough materials. The focus of this class is forging. (Open to all levels. Students with prior forging experience may attempt more complex projects with pre-approval.)

    (Above are examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. Each available class date will specify the corresponding project.) 

     

    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!

     

    PLEASE READ: Student Health / Refund Policy / Age / Dress Code

    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 read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

    Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend class unless otherwise noted (ie: Fusing Tike, Teen and Creative Kids Classes) OR approval from Department Director.

    Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes, shorts, skirts, or highly flammable clothing.




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