Making nails has been one the oldest forms of Blacksmithing for centuries. It is usually the first task of any apprentice to learn the basics skills necessary toward becoming a blacksmith. This course does not require a lot of strength nor skill-set prior to the class. For these reasons it is the perfect starting lesson for those wanting to try their hand at some old fashioned Blacksmithing. This course will teach students the proper terms, techniques, and protocols required to successfully create usable nails. For anyone looking to get a basic understanding of Blacksmithing, this is the course for you.
Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge
Please select one of the four sessions.
There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.
The Backbone Of Blacksmithing (light work level)
This class will involve the basic utilization of the forge and proper use of the tools to produce scrolls. No previous knowledge is necessary for this course! This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of blacksmithing such as terms, tools, and proper procedures. The techniques that will be learned in this class will lead to the production of three types of decorative scrolls known as the penny, fishtail, and pointed scrolls. The scroll has long been used as an artistic accent among forge work used to enhance a piece of work and keep the viewers eye moving. The scroll is found in all aspects of nature and conveys a floral shape that is fluid and pleasing to view. The formula known as the golden ratio AKA the Fibonacci sequence is a pattern found throughout the cosmos and defines the scroll mathematically. If made correctly, the scroll can add to a piece of ironwork and is often seen in various art and architecture.