Blacksmithing: Crafting the Tools of the Trade
Adult Enrichment / Spark Your Creativity -
2021 Winter/Spring Adult
Learn to create your own blacksmithing tools while developing and expanding your skills at the forge. Course projects will include tongs and fire tending tools. We will discuss forging, heat treatment, fire types and more. Chisels and punches will be crafted as time allows. This class is appropriate for beginners and those interested in advancing their skills. Mark will provide all necessary equipment and supplies; plus snacks and beverages. You will need to wear/ bring: long pants, leather shoes (boots preferred), gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, face mask, and your lunch. You may bring your own hammer/tools if you prefer.
Location: Homestead Arts Farm, Pine Island
A $125 supply fee will be collected at the class.
Mark followed his interest in blacksmithing by taking classes at the North House Folk School in Northern Minnesota. After his North House experience, Mark went on to set up his own blacksmith shop at his home in rural Pine Island.