Blacksmith 201: Steel Knots
Intermediate blacksmithing techniques
- 200 US dollars$200
- The Yard on Santa Fe
INSTRUCTOR: Ashe This class will test your eye for movement and multi tasking as we tie two different knots in steel to create a double sided J-hook. Students will have the chance to design certain elements of their hooks before we start forging. We will be creating a hook using two separate pieces of metal that will both need to be tapered, and then a basic over hand knot will be tied on either end of one piece, and the other piece will need to be decorated as seen fit. Once this has been accomplished, we will bend each piece in half, leaving an opening, and will create a square knot with them. This knot will be tightened by hammer blows before fully shaping the hooks. Finally, we will punch holes through the steel for hanging the hook. LEVEL: Intermediate PRE-REQUISITES: Blacksmith 101 or skills test (discuss with Ashe) OPEN STUDIO QUALIFIER: N/A DURATION: 4 hours (approx.) CAPACITY: 6 people AGES: 14+
Rules and Policies
SAFETY FIRST!: Safety code strictly enforced for your safety and the safety of others. Dress for success-- - Wear all natural fabrics (cotton, linen, silk, canvas, denim, leather, etc.). Synthetic fabrics can melt to the skin and should be avoided. - Closed toed shoes are required at all times in the shop. Canvas or leather shoes are recommended but not required. - Long hair should be tied back and dangling jewelry/accessories should be removed. - H&F provides all other necessary Personal Protective Equipment (gloves, eye projection, etc.) - If you have safety equipment of your own that you prefer to wear, please feel free to bring it with you. Hardy & Fuller provides water and some snacks for our guests, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. Accessibility: Open to all differently abled persons. Please call or email with any questions or concerns. Cancellations and Refunds: For a full refund, reserved spots must be cancelled 24 hours in advance. Purchased classes can be rescheduled on member dashboard if cancelled within the time frame. Please contact us with any questions!