This class gets students acquainted with the basics of forging. It covers the history, terminology, and functionality of blacksmithing. Students will use traditional techniques with an anvil, fire, tongs, and a hammer to create a functional item to take home.
- Project: Wall Hook or Clothes Hook (students pick one); both can be completed with nails or left with holes for screws
- Safety Review
- New Skill Discussion: Thin section tapering; upsetting; spreading/flattening; dishing; hot cutting/punching