4780 Old Nenana Highway
Fairbanks, AK 99709
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 with a Forging Hooks. (*This Overview is required for anyone who is interested in taking further blacksmithing classes with Calypso.) 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 fundamental (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.
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Ages of students: 15 and up
Maximum number of students: 3
Cost: $100 (Calypso members); $120 (non-members) (includes all material fees). You can become a Calypso member when you register by making a donation of any amount for the year.
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.