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3rd Quarter Blacksmith Classes Now POSTED!

The Village Blacksmith just announced their 3rd Quarter Blacksmith Class Offerings. The 1 and 3 day courses will run the 1st and 3rd weekends , July through September. Aspiring smiths will see what it is like to hammer hot steel into shape using hammer, anvil and fire.  This comprehensive course takes students on a journey where they will create multiple items using the basic skills of the Blacksmith. Students will use basic hand tools and forge their items with the emphasis being on handwork. On day one, students will learn and make hooks, leaves, bottle openers meat flippers, rivets, and nails.   On days 2 & 3 students will be tasked to create objects of their own designs. Past projects...

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Hand forging plate steel

The team of the Village Blacksmith hand forging 1/4"x 4" plate steel to make a simple decorative wrap that will be hand riveted with the forged rivets made in an earlier video. More pics to come! Like and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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Hand forging rivets - Video

The team of  the Village Blacksmith hand forging  3/8" rivets using a bolster block. They were made using a 1018 low carbon steel. There are quite a few ways to make rivets by hand this is our method. We used a Oxy/fuel torch to heat the heads where,  we normally we would have them cooking in a gas forge for large quantities or we could buy them already produced. Since we only have a few to make after running out this what we chose to do.  Hand forging rivets involves a blacksmithing technique called upsetting in which the material is made "fatter" by specific impacts or hammer blows. Hope you like our  YouTube channel!   More videos to come! The forged...

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