Get Smithy With it at The Forge in Roswell
If you’ve ever been intrigued by the ancient art of blacksmithing or bladesmithing, The Forge at Art Center West in Roswell, Georgia, offers a comprehensive range of workshops to quench your fiery curiosity.
The Forge provides a 5-hour “Open Anvil: Blacksmithing and Blades” session, designed for those who are 16 years and older. This session is perfect for finishing up class projects or starting new ones. It includes fuel and tools, but participants should bring their own metal and project materials. For those new to the craft, “Blacksmithing 101 Workshops” offer an introduction to the art and science of blacksmithing. The course covers essential techniques like tapering, twisting, bending, slitting, drifting, and riveting. Students can expect to complete at least two or three objects during the course.
For those interested in bladesmithing, The Forge offers “Bladesmithing 101 Workshops,” which are designed for both beginners and intermediate participants. The courses cover basic techniques like forging, heat treating, grinding, and finishing custom pieces. One of the courses focuses on forging a railroad spike knife, ideal for camping and utility purposes.
Another 12-hour workshop takes participants through the journey of forging a blade from 5160 steel and concludes with grinding, hardening, and fitting a 2-part wooden handle. For those with some experience, “Bladesmithing 102 Workshops” build upon basic skills by introducing techniques like drifting and forge welding.
Whether you’re a novice eager to learn or a seasoned smith looking to refine your skills, The Forge offers a variety of courses to meet your needs. The workshops are not only educational but also provide a hands-on experience, making them an ideal choice for anyone looking to delve into the world of blacksmithing and bladesmithing. For more details, visit The Forge.
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