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When:
March 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2017-03-21T17:30:00-08:00
2017-03-21T21:30:00-08:00
Where:
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
4780 Old Nenana Highway
Fairbanks, AK 99709
USA
Cost:
$100 (Calypso members); $120 (non-members)
Contact:
Tom Zimmer
907-451-0691

Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Instructor: Tom Zimmer

This is a four hour forging session combining the Overview course with a Hook forging session.  In this session you will be introduced to the blacksmith shop and the basics of blacksmithing with a gas forge, as well as shop safety, hammering skills and the varied properties of steel. After creating S-hooks (drawing out, twisting and bending) we will learn other blacksmithing fundamentals (squaring, drawing out a taper, rounding, basic scrolling and punching) as we create a variety of J hooks. This will be a good introduction to blacksmithing and it will get you on your way to exploring more project based classes.

(*This Overview is required for anyone who is interested in taking further blacksmithing classes with Calypso.)

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Ages of students: 15 and up

Maximum number of students: 4

Cost: $100 (Calypso members); $120 (non-members) (includes all material fees)

Location: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 4780 Old Nenana Hwy., Fairbanks, AK 99709


To register for this class, please call Calypso Farm at 907-451-0691.

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