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Blacksmith 201: Steel Knots

Intermediate blacksmithing techniques

Upcoming Sessions

  • 200 US dollars
  • The Yard on Santa Fe

Service Description

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 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 (helmets, caps, jackets, gloves, 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. At Hardy & Fuller, we strive to provide a safe and inclusive space for all of our customers. We reserve the right to refuse service to any person for any reason, especially if the individual is racist, aggressive or bigoted towards LGBTQ+ persons. Our classes are scheduled for specific lengths of time that we found to be the most optimal for student success. Each student is different, therefore we have provided some flexibility at the end of classes to stay for 30 minutes to allow students to finish projects. We cannot stay past the extra 30 minutes, as our schedule is tightly packed. If we do not think you will finish in that time, we will let you know your options for attending Open Studio to finish the project. Thank you for understanding. Cancellations and Refunds: For a full refund, reserved spots must be cancelled 48 hours in advance. NO EXCEPTIONS. This means two days before the day of the class, i.e. if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel or reschedule on Thursday before the class for a full refund. Purchased classes can be RESCHEDULED ON THE MEMBER PORTAL if cancelled within the time frame. These policies allow us to pay our staff and specialty teachers a higher wage that matches their years of expertise that they will be sharing with you during your time here. They also allow us to continue providing a safe environment for everyone. We thank you in advance for respecting our policies and we look forward to stoking the flames with you!

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