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Beginner Blacksmithing – Decorative Hooks and More

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beginner Blacksmithing Decorative Hooks 2024

Learn some of the most utilized blacksmithing fundamentals from Joe Vachon (joetheblacksmith.com), a self-employed blacksmith and bladesmith since 2007, and the Season 6, Episode 27, Forged In Fire Champion, in this 1 day, hands on course. Safety, body mechanics, tools, and the working properties of hot steel will be addressed, as well as various techniques, such as: tapering, scrolling, twisting, bending, drilling, punching, hot cutting, flat peening, upsetting and shouldering. Students will start out practicing the basics with the forging of a few decorative hooks for the first half of the class. During the second half of the class, folks are welcome to practice making more hooks, or create something of their choosing with their new found skill-set, such as (but not limited to) a fire poker, meat turner, door handle, dinner bell, letter opener, necklace pendant, or an experimental piece

Note about safety – Wear cotton pants and shirt (synthetics are potentially flammable). Make sure your pants fit over the tops of your boots so nothing hot can fall in. Safety glasses and ear plugs are available, or bring your own. Bringing your own leather gloves is a good idea. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.


June 1
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cascadia Center For Arts & Crafts


Summit Blacksmithing Shop
Milepost 54, Mt Hood Highway
Government Camp, OR 97028 United States
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