Beginner Blacksmithing Workshop

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Beginner Blacksmithing Workshop
Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:30 AM
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Gradyville, PA
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  • When: Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 9:30 AM (Doors open at 9:15 AM)
  • Ticket Price: $25.00 - $30.00
  • Door Time: 9:15 AM
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Blacksmithing skills were required to run any farm of size, and still are! Join us from 9:30am to 12:30pm for a 'farmers class' in blacksmithing where you will learn the basics of blacksmithing and understand the role of blacksmithing on an 18th century farm. The workshop will cover safety at the forge, how to start a fire and work the blower, where the fuel and iron came from in the 18th century, how to heat metal and use the color to determine when the metal is ready to be forged, and practice the basic techniques on working with metal. Each student will spend some time using hammer, anvil, and bench vice to make an "S" hook or a  "turn screw" to take home with them at the conclusion of the class. Bring leather gloves.

Limit 6 participants. Ages 14 and up please. Member fee is $25.00, $30.00 for non-members. Check out our website at www.colonialplantation.org to view membership levels and benefits throughout the year!

This workshop will be held at the Colonial Plantation; please use GPS address 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Workshop will be held outdoors; dress in warm, comfortable layers.