Introduction to Primitive Blacksmithing

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Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing using the simple and effective methods of our ancient ancestors.

This is a full day workshop focusing on introducing the ancient art of blacksmithing, the old way.  Students will work on a small project and practice operating a charcoal pit forge while shaping hot metal into items of both aesthetic form and practical function.  Class will focus on one of three projects, including a two-tined fork, a spoon, or a table knife.

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Learn how to build and operate an efficient charcoal pit forge
  • Ergonomic metalsmithing mechanics
  • Fundamental blacksmithing techniques including: tapers, scrolls, twists, drawing, hot cutting and more
  • Hand craft a utilitarian steel project using only simple tools
  • Explore the methods of ancient metalsmiths

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Children 13 and under may share a project with a paying adult at a reduced price.

Location: Santa Fe Springs, Ca

Early Bird Registration: …………….………………………………. $80

Standard Registration: ……………………………………………… $95

Shop & Materials Fee: ……………………..………………..………. $20

Weekend Package: …………………………………………………… Check cart for pricing

Class Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2016 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Early Bird pricing ends: 9pm, October 22nd
Project: Two-tined Fork
Weekend Package includes: Viking Firesteels

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Class Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2016 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Early Bird pricing ends: 9pm, December 3rd
Project: Colonial Iron Spoon
Weekend Package includes: Bladesmithing I

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*Additional details, including directions and what to bring, will be provided after sign up below.
**Children 13 and under may attend at a reduced price with a registered adult to share a project.


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Cancellation and Refund Policies

A great deal of staff time and expense is invested into the preparation and organization of individual classes. It is difficult and oftentimes impossible to recover costs and/or find a student to replace a cancelled registrant and so our cancellation and refund policies reflect this. Full refunds, minus $15 administrative fee for single day classes and a $30 admin fee for multi-day classes, are given to registrants who cancel with at least 7 days notice of the event. Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event forfeit a refund.

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We understand that emergencies and unforeseen circumstances do happen.As such we offer the courtesy of transferring your fees to a different class within six months of the originally scheduled class minus the respective admin fee. For example, a single day $50 workshop cancelled the day before may be transferred to a multi-day $100 workshop the following month. The total balance due would be $60 ($100 multi day – $50 single day transfer + $10 single day admin fee). Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled class start time and no-shows, forfeit the option of a fee transfer however a 20% off voucher may be given towards your next class of equal value.

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