The objective of this program is to introduce the basic skills of blacksmithing and provide an early 1900’s view of a farm blacksmith shop.
Topics to be discussed and demonstrated:
Safety; Project Planning; Fire Building; Heating Steel; Shaping Techniques; Bending Techniques; Twisting Techniques; Cutting Techniques; High Carbon Steel Heat Treating Techniques.
This is a “hands on” program and all participants go home with a hand forged item(s) that they made. Please bring safety glasses, older clothes and sensible shoes.
A donation for the class is $35; all proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the Samels Farm by the Samels Family Heritage Society.
For more info, and to register, please email [email protected] or call 231.313.2032.
Williamsburg is on M-72, about 4 miles East of US-31, 15-20 minutes from Traverse City.