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Blacksmithing Class – Tool Making

July 21 - July 27



John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Every project requires tools. You even need tools to make tools! Cover the basics of tool making and heat treating while crafting hammers, tongs, chisels, and more. Discuss how these pieces can be altered and tweaked to enhance your experience. Feel the satisfaction and reward of using your own forged tools and customize your work to fit your needs. All levels welcome.

Instructor Bios:

Lucas House began working metal in high school, which led to a job with a local blacksmith. He completed a degree in industrial design from North Carolina State University, with a focus on furniture and materials. Lucas currently runs IronHouse Forge located in Raleigh, North Carolina, specializing in a wide range of high-quality, hand-forged metalwork.

Matt McLean has been a part-time blacksmith and metalworking instructor for the last fifteen years. He regularly teaches classes at ShopSpace in Raleigh, NC. Since 2010, he has assisted or taken classes as a student at the Folk School. With a background in engineering, he helps students understand the science behind forging and heat treating of various types of metals.

Price: $792

Materials Fees: $90 – $120

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