Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop

6/18/2022
Historic Washington State Park
8am--4pm
Join the park smiths at the forge for a hands-on class covering the basic operations of blacksmithing. Participants will make simple art objects and more functional objects with the beauty that only hand forging can give iron and steel! Materials and tools are supplied. The minimum age is 16 (accompanied by an adult). In this class students will learn the basic principles of forging. Topics covered: Forge types and fuels used, i.e., charcoal, coal, or propane.Types of iron and steel commonly used and why.Tools of the tradeOperations:  Bending, upsetting, drawing, welding, twisting, forming, and straighteningA nonrefundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your place inthis class. Classes filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class limit: 6 students.Reservations are required (870) 983-2684. If the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list for the next class to be offered! Check the park website for upcoming dates compatible with your schedule, at historicwashingtonstatepark.com.
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