Area Event: Beginning Blacksmithing

Here’s an area class readers may be interested in.


Instructor: Kelly Rigg
Date(s): Sunday: May 1
Time: 10:00 am to 4 pm
Location: Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E Olympia
Cost: $121
Registration closes: 3 days prior to class
No. of Students: Min. 6 – Max. 6
Skill level: Beginner
Materials provided by student: Durable, close-toed shoes, long pants
Class Description: This is an introduction to blacksmith class. Students will make nails, decorative leaves or BBQ skewers to take home. Students will be introduced to tools and basic techniques. This class will provide the experience needed for more advanced upcoming classes, such as Forge Building, Hand-Forged Hardware, Tool Making, Chest Hardware, Open-Project Forge, and Traditional Joinery. Students who have already taken the class are welcome and can work on previous projects or select from a few more advanced projects.

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