This class covers the basics of blacksmithing with a simple, fun project. Makers learn essential skills like hammer control, tapering, bending and twisting as well as key safety items like how to avoid burning yourself, branding your friends or hitting yourself with blunt objects. You will leave with whatever metal you have beaten into submission. After you complete this class, you can join us at the "supervised practice sessions" and work on anything you can dream up, with help from experienced smiths.
Instructor: Pat Marstall
Sign off: Blacksmith Safety (members-only)
Prerequisite: Age 16 to adult
Minors 16-17: May take the class, but parents must remain in the lab and be available in case needed or in an emergency.
READ-->REQUIRED to BRING/SAFETY. There are lots of sparks. So, you MUST wear Non-synthetic clothes, including leather shoes and long pants are a must. Long sleeve shirts are not necessary, but no shorts.
Nova Labs previously announced this event on Meetup.com.
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