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At The Forge | Burnaby Village Museum All classes (except Immersion) at the forge are from 9am-1pm. Cost: $75.00 per session ($67.50 for members). Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done over the phone or in-person at the museum or at any Burnaby recreation centre, or on-line through WebReg. (A family PIN, client number and a credit card are required to use WebReg. Basic A brief history of blacksmithing and metallurgy provides the framework for this unique workshop experience. Forge Welding Learn traditional welding techniques that have been practised for more than 3,000 years. Tool Making Students are introduced to the basics of working with tool steel. Tong Making Blacksmith's unlike other artisans, made their own tools. Immersion This 9am-3pm (half hour break) course is for students who would like a more in-depth introduction to blacksmithing, or who are thinking of taking it up as a hobby. Ornamental Animal Heads Students must wear steel-toed boots during all At the Forge class. Schedule of Classes*

Blacksmith.Forge International Guide to Blacksmithing Drawn to Fire When blacksmithing is depicted in popular culture, the image tends to be one of brute strength rather than finesse: A male of Wagnerian proportions wields a hammer overhead as veins bulge and sweat drops from his protuberant brow. At Shawn Lovell’s studio in Alameda, California, such clichés are shattered with each strike of her hammer. A lithe and wiry 49, Lovell demonstrates her technique for forging a leaf, in a sequence that resembles a tightly choreographed dance, moving from anvil to power hammer and back to the coal-fed flames in fluid, efficient movements. “I’ve learned from many mentors over the years,” Lovell says. Lovell credits organizations such as the California Blacksmith Association with helping to revive what in the 1970s was a dying craft, in part by providing a kind of ongoing extension course – offering demonstrations, workshops, and, perhaps most important, community. “My landlord, an avid gardener, asked me to create a bed as a gift for her husband,” Lovell says.

Elk Antler Bowie Knife - Knifemaking - Custom Knives - Knife Forge Making a Bushcraft Knife from an Old Putty Knife How to Make Chainmail Armor How to make a Sword - Complete tutorial More Blacksmithing basics. How To Make Spaulders The Lion armour How to Make a Chainmail Rose Pattern How to make Hand-riveted Chainmaille How to make a vendel helmet Really helpful contraption when making a coin ring. + tips