BLACKSMITH CLASSES

During this time all Blacksmithing classes have been cancelled and will resume again in October at Olds College, stay tuned for more information on upcoming classes at the college> If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. stay safe everyone.

November 16-17,2019

Blacksmith two day class, learn how to make punches and chisels and create a project with your new hand made tools at olds college

https://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/continuing-education/trades/beyond-beginner-blacksmithing/index.html

June 1 2019

Blacksmith class at my forge

Basic blacksmithing 101:

Learn how to make a fire poker and small J hook to hang it on, just in time for camping season. Cost is 225.00 per student. The class is from 10:00 -4:00. You will learn how to draw out and taper metal as well as making a fish tail scroll and learn to twist metal. Students will need to have closed toed (preferably steel toed) shoes/boots. 100% cotton clothing with long sleeved shirt. Safety glasses and leather gloves. No hairspray and hair tied back . A student waiver will need to be signed before class begins. There are only 2 places available for this class. If you have any questions or wish to sign up for this class please feel free to contact me: ironsunsetforge@gmail.com

As of 2018 I’ll be doing blacksmithing classes at Olds College:

https://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/continuing-education/trades/fundamental-forging/index.html

https://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/continuing-education/trades/handforged-jewellery/index.html

More info for upcoming blacksmith classes will be added soon

Cleaning up the shop….

So as I start to tidy up the shop for the next project, which hasn’t been decided, my husband suggested that now would be a good idea to do some repairs on things too. A fellow blacksmith, Dennis , had popped in last week for a visit and suggested a cool idea for my portable vise and table. I’ve had this set up for over fifteen years and it’s been through a lot of changes but I still seemed to have an issue with it shifting a lot. Dennis’ cool idea was to weld some angle iron to it. I know a simple idea and one I should have thought of but when you’ve done something one way for so long it takes a new set of eyes sometimes. Forest; trees ; that sort of thing . So with help from my hunny we got it sorted and I did a some welding to the table. It looks great and seems to be holding up👍. Thanks Dennis for the idea. Now back to cleaning the shop ….. till I find something else to fix 😉

Horse head door knocker

I just finished the horse head door knocker this last week. I’d been working on this off and on for over a year and am very proud of the final product. The horse shoe was repurposed from the olds college farrier course. I was happy to be able reuse the horse shoe in this piece.  It gave it a nice symmetry. This was also the largest horse head I’d hammered out as well.