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MB2413 June 22 & 23, 2013 (10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)
Students interested in blacksmithing will gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals in this enjoyable weekend workshop. Basic techniques will be covered, including use of tools, safety, the forge, controlling a fire, reading the temperature of the metals, and shaping. Special emphasis will be placed on gaining a solid foundation of hammer techniques and use, handling hot steel and fire control. Students can expect to complete one (possibly more) pieces during this workshop, and will have gained a working knowledge about the forge that can be built upon for future explorations of both process and object design. A studio/materials fee of $45 is due at time of registration. Teens are welcome, but please call in advance of registration for details.
Matt is a self-taught blacksmith and sword maker. He graduated from the manufacturing technologies program at Vinal R.V.T.S. in Middletown, CT where he learned forming, machining, fabricating metal, heat treating and metallurgy. Matt is co-owner of Falling Hammer Productions, LLC, which produces custom knives and swords, high-end railings, furniture, and hardware.
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