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Arapaho Ranch Field Station -Thermopolis

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop - Thermopolis

3-day workshop, you build two basic blacksmithing tools and then form and shape a decorative or functional object in iron. THERMOPOLIS, WY

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Basic Blacksmithing Workshop - Thermopolis
Basic Blacksmithing Workshop - Thermopolis

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2023, 8:30 AM – Jun 25, 2023, 5:00 PM

Arapaho Ranch Field Station -Thermopolis, 2080 Hamilton Dome Rd, Thermopolis, WY 82443, USA

About the Event

Students will learn basic blacksmith techniques such as a mortise and tenon joint, a forge weld, an upset, a square and a round taper, a twist, and how to slit and drift a hole.

Projects throughout the workshop may include a hot-cut chisel, decorative hook, and BBQ tool.

Each step of the way, David will describe what will be done next, give a demonstration, then supervise as students do the process themselves. This workshop is designed to give you a successful start.

Each workshop is limited to four students, which provides a personal teaching atmosphere not found in most blacksmith schools. Each student will share a gas forge with one other student and their own anvil to work with. All tools and materials are provided; you will make some of your first tools!

The workshop includes 3 days of instruction and lunch each day.

Classes start at 8:30 each morning, break for a 30-minute lunch that is provided, and work until 4:30 or 5:00 pm.

Wear leather closed-toe shoes, long cotton pants, T-shirts and a long-sleeved cotton shirt. Baseball caps are a good idea; long hair must be tied back. Bring your preferred safety glass or goggles, if you wear prescription glasses, you may not need safety glasses.

About Arrowhead Forge School of Blacksmithing Owner and Instructor

David W. Osmundsen started blacksmithing in 1976 with an experienced Blacksmith Mentor. His blacksmithing career includes artist blacksmith, industrial tool smith, and gunsmith. He has taught blacksmithing in Colorado, Maine, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. His School for Blacksmithing, Arrowhead Forge, is in Buffalo, Wyoming.

David's functional iron art and primitive recreations have been displayed in galleries nationwide. He has completed work for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Park Service, and the National Forest Service. David is certified by The Northern Rockies Blacksmith Association to teach the National Curriculum of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America


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    Lunch is provided each day. Accommodations, breakfast, and dinner are not included Located at the Arapaho Ranch Field Station 2080 Hamilton Dome Thermopolis, WY

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