Aug 09 - 11 2024

Blacksmithing a Garden Gate

Join Hal and use a gas forge to create an attractive garden gate for your yard. This is an intermediate class requiring at least one of the beginning classes in either coal or gas forging, or prior forging experience. The project starts with a pre-welded 2′ x 3′ steel frame that you will use as your base for adding forged cattail leaves and stems, with optional dragonfly, bird, and fish shapes. Welding will be provided to attach the forged components together. You will be using the basic and intermediate forging skills of drawing out, tapering, forming and shaping with a hammer, chisel, and dies. Materials fee includes precut forms and use of welder.