In this introduction to blacksmithing class students will learn the basic working knowledge of blacksmithing with historical demonstrator Kevin Thompson of Electric City Forge.
Students will have the opportunity to make items such as simple s-hooks and wall hooks.
Students will learn the five basic techniques of blacksmithing which includes the drawing out, tapering, bending, scrolling and twisting of steel, in addition to basic finishing techniques.
Students will also learn about safety in the blacksmith shop, history of the craft of blacksmithing, the fuel and materials used in blacksmithing, and how to build, maintain and use a coal fire.
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