May 9

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Course fee: £195.00 Tutor: Iain Jones & David Southgate

This one day course will introduce you to basic forging and blacksmithing techniques.

You will make a small number or items which may include a letter opener, wall hook & fire poker.

You will learn practical tips and techniques on:

  • selecting metal
  • heat treating metal
  • basic forging techniques
  • basic finishing techniques
  • grinding
  • forming twists, curls & scrolls
  • drawing out metal
  • use of the anvil & hammers
  • annealing
  • shaping hot metal
  • health & safety around the forge area& related to blacksmithing

At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors & our low class numbers (max 5 for most classes) & a number of our courses also have an assistant.

We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed & allow students to learn more.

You will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a high level of manual dexterity on your fingers and is physically demanding on the shoulders and back.