Hammer & Tongs & More: Making Basic Tools

with Forging Community

$140 Register

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $115  Materials: $25

You will experience the transformative process of heating rigid metal to a bright glow and shaping it into a useful tool, like a hammer, tongs, or cooking utensil! You will learn or review the basics of forge management and safety. Students will learn to use more advanced tools and techniques like drifting, riveting, basic grinding and tempering. You will work with steels of various sizes and carbon content to make useful hardware that will last for generations. Be prepared to have fun! 

This class is accessible to any level of skill. Whether you are ready to make your own pair of tongs or you are a beginner and eager to start learning with a brat fork, our instructors will cater to you! You will get to go home with your new, homemade tools! 

Students need to wear rugged, non-synthetic clothing and tough boots. The Folk School does provide aprons, gloves, safety glasses and earplugs, but do bring your own safety equipment if you have it. You can bring your own bag lunch including something to cook over our charcoal fires or order in from nearby restaurants.

About the instructor: Ezra Schomberg has been with the Forging Community since 2017 and has been an instructor for a little under a year. While at his home forge he focuses mainly on bladesmithing but also does a fair bit of simple forging. He enjoys teaching people the way of the hammer just as much as the actual act of swinging the hammer himself. Ezra is always looking forward to new opportunities and new ways of doing things, he likes to experiment.

Ely Folk School

209 E Sheridan St
ELY, MN 55731
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December 3rd to 4th, 2021
Fri, Sat from 5:00 - 7:00 pm