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Basic Blacksmithing

  • 385 US dollars
  • Location 1

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Course will familiarize the student with the basic tools and processes of blacksmithing. Through a series of practical projects, skill development in such techniques as drawing out, upsetting, bending, twisting, and other forming methods are covered as well as more advanced subjects such as welding, brazing, and the heat treating of carbon steel for edged tools. Students will make a set of tongs, a coal shovel, and a coal stirrer to take home with them. The remaining time will be devoted to small projects of the student's choice. Olof Jansson, blacksmith for more than 30 years, has specialized in making items for museums and historic sites in the Mohawk Valley and New York’s Capital District.

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