Deadline to Register: October 16, 2021 at 5:00pm
Workshop: Blacksmithing: “Tongs”
Description: This class will focus on several basic forging fundamentals. This class will focus on hammer control using tapering, half face blows, drawing, twisting, bending, and assembly by riveting. With these techniques, students will learn to make unique, one-of-a-kind tongs!
Instructor: Al Stephens has recently retired having been a professional blacksmithing since 1992. He is a member of the Athens Forge chapter of the Alabama Forge Council. Al has taught classes for Burritt on the Mountain and Athens State University and demonstrated at local blacksmithing meetings. He is a member of the Alabama Forge Council. He has taught classes for Burritt on the Mountain and Athens State University and demonstrated at local blacksmithing meetings.
Supplies and Attire: Students should bring their own safety goggles if they have them. All other materials and tools will be supplied. Students should wear “work” clothes. Jeans and cotton shirts (or other cotton clothing) are recommended. Closed-toe shoes with socks are required. NO sandals or crocs, please. Leather work gloves are optional. Please note that this class requires standing throughout the day.
Time: Saturday, October 23, 2021 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Supply Fee: $25.00
Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.
Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued.