Details: Using the forge, students will construct a cloak pin using the horn of the anvil and various forming techniques to create decorative twist and patterns. This class will introduce the process of fitting pieces together, Students will be shown how to use tongs, measure, and cut their own metal. No prior classes or prerequisites are required to take this class.
Task involved - (stretching/drawing, bending/forming, twisting, handling tongs, cutting metal, fitting pieces together, annealing)
There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.
About the Instructor: Sean Lytle started to learn blacksmithing from Sons of Vulcan in Birmingham several years ago when master smith Lee McKee was alive. Recently, Sean has trained extensively with Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge over the past year. Interest in Blacksmithing include history, artistry, and teaching.
Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines
What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.