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Tongs II: Bolt Jaw Tongs

May 11 - 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM (with 1 ½  hour break for lunch)

In the Tongs II Intensive, we teach you how to make bolt jaw tongs. Over the course of the day, you’ll learn how to forge tongs on the anvil as well as use the power hammer. You’ll also learn how to assemble and align tongs properly for use in your home blacksmithing shop or in ours. You’ll make as many tong halves as possible, which you can assemble at a later date.

PREREQUISITES: Four forging classes or Blacksmithing 100’s

Please arrive for your class at least thirty minutes before the scheduled start time. Wear non flammable (high cotton content) long sleeved shirt and long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring plenty of water and be sure to eat a hearty meal before class.  We will have a 1 ½ hour lunch break each day. Lunch is not provided. Please bring a lunch from home or plan to eat at one of the many local restaurants near the shop.  

Earlier Event: November 25
Blacksmithing 400s: 404
Later Event: May 12
Hammer Therapy