Forge Your Own Bottle Opener: A Beginners Workshop
Instructor: John Harvey
Price: $105.00
Dates: 10/16 – 10/16
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Tuesday
Number of Classes: 1
No Class On: 01/01/17
The bottle opener ... it's everyone's favorite tool and a great conversation starter at a party! In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing, while focusing on forging their own unique, handmade bottle openers. A perfect introduction to the craft of forging, this course teaches the basics of heating, hammering, and shaping steel. In three hours, we will cover techniques such as punching, drifting, tapering, bending, twists, and texturing. This class focuses on forging techniques for small pieces; think less brute force and more precise detail. No need to be big and burly for this course. No previous experience necessary; all tools and materials are provided. Students will leave the workshop with a completed bottle opener.
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Instructor Info: John Harvey:
John D. Harvey caught the blacksmithing bug at The Steel Yard in 2014 and hasn't stopped since! He works primarily with small pieces (bottle openers, hooks, as well as furniture and household accessories, etc.), but is moving into larger furnishing and home designs. His work leans heavily towards more organic shapes and designs. Currently, he forges out of fellow Yardie Nick Tomlin's shop, The Providence Hammer, and volunteers extensively at The Steel Yard.
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