Beginning Blacksmithing with Dan O'Sullivan

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Learn the basic techniques used to forge metal with a hammer and anvil while gaining a working skill set and understanding in the use of blacksmithing tools and techniques. Topics covered will include; coal forge maintenance, hammering techniques, use of tongs, anvils, vises. Hands on work will teach you to create tapers to scrolls, bending, forming, hot punching, riveting and hot cutting. Expect to leave with basic skills and an understanding of forging hot steel. If you have prior experience this class will help you refresh and refine your forging skills. Beginner

Tuition: $335 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $70
Registration Fee: $30*
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Dan was introduced to Blacksmithing at Peters Valley during college. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Dan apprenticed as a Blacksmith. This led him to train at the International College of French Wrought Ironwork in Muizon, France, years working at a high profile architectural metal company, and a couple of years teaching Blacksmithing at a craft school in Ireland. Dan is now a Union Ironworker and Welding Instructor.

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