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Blacksmithing 101: Forge a hook

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Through instruction and hands-on practice you will be learning the basics tenants of blacksmithing including how to properly control a hammer, a set of tongs and heat. While learning how to forge a hook you will learn how to employ the 4 pillars of smithing; twists, scrolls/counterscrolls, tapers, and drawing. You will leave equipped with an incredibly satisfying and rare skill, a useful metal object to display in your home, and the knowledge that you can reshape metal as our ancestors did.
Duration: 3 hour class
What to wear: Closed-toe shoes (boots are preferable), long pants. All other equipment is provided
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

My family was in town for a couple weeks visiting family and my 17 year old is fascinated with blacksmithing when I found this class. Kyle was amazing teaching us some of the history of blacksmithing before getting down to the safety and teaching us...More

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Vanessa R, Owner at Tickled Dragon Forge, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your review and patronage. Your family was a delight to teach. Really so fun! We are very happy you had a great experience with us and we hope to see you again if you decide to come back through our...More

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