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Beginner Blacksmithing: Forged Wands

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Practice drawing and rounding your metal, plus isolating for designs in this introductory workshop!

Students will learn some of the fundamentals of blacksmithing: drawing, rounding and squaring material, twisting, isolation, and other basics. We will also discuss how to make some more advanced twists and a few tricks geared toward getting visually appealing results in longer pieces.

We will talk about hammer control, basic tooling, items needed to set up a beginner shop, and other concepts useful to the new Smith. This is a great crash course in getting started with blacksmithing!

Please wear cotton or non synthetic clothes that you don’t mind getting very dirty, full-length pants, and close-toed shoes.

Age 16+ (Under 18 MUST be accompanied by a guardian)

Brenden Bohannon is a full-time blacksmith, bladesmith, and lifelong artist hailing from Johnson City Tennessee. The opportunity to appear on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” led Brenden to become a full-time teaching Smith. He focuses on iron age designs and functional pieces that will last a lifetime.

Details

Date:
August 3
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beginner-blacksmithing-forged-wands-tickets-942599750227

Venue

The Inventor Center
118 Shelby Street
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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