Tool Making class
The tool making class is a more advanced class aimed at people who intend on taking up blacksmithing as a hobby, or for people who want to build on the skills learned in the basic blacksmithing class.
This one day class covers the forging of simple hand held punches in the morning followed by a set of flat tongs after lunch.
Completion of the basic blacksmithing class is not a prerequisite, but it does help.
This class is run on an "as and when" basis.
What to wear & what to bring
Despite my best efforts, blacksmithing is a dirty job. Make sure you wear old clothes that can get dirty and sensible shoes. Clothes should ideally be natural materials, jeans and a cotton top are ideal.
It can be hot work too, we'll stop for regular tea/ coffee breaks but it's worth bringing a bottle of water with you.
Lunch is available from the charity that owns my workshop on Wednesday to Friday, though if you do partake please make a donation to them.
For classes booked on Saturday - Tuesday, please bring your own packed lunch, though there are shops nearby.
Due to the unfortunate nature of my primary day job, from time to time my availability may change at very short notice. (Some times this can be less than 24hrs)
I will always email you a few days ahead of the class to make sure everything is still ok.
If however for what ever reason I need to cancel the class, I will offer a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule the class at a later date.