Blacksmithing 101: A Day at the Forge

Note that this Workshop is Saturday only.

With Greg Winz

Tuition $165

Materials fee: $10

Fire up the forge with blacksmith Greg Winz! This class will give you the foundation needed to be able to forge mild steel in a coal-fired forge.Learn about the endless design possibilities of functional and decorative ironwork, starting with an overview of forging basics and explanations of the forge, fire, anvil, various tools and steel. Greg will lead students through the beginning techniques of drawing, bending and upsetting, with the end result being a functional post hook and/or an S-hook for your home. The afternoon will take students to the intermediate level of learning how to punch and split, which will be used to make a graceful, yet utilitarian fork. Lastly, there will be a demonstration of forge welding, a process which will then be used to make a fireplace poker. Students may also be able work on other projects, time permitting. Wear cotton clothing and leather shoes. Bring safety glasses if you have them.

Click for WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Your registration includes:• Lunch provided by Red Barn Catering• Farm-to-Table dinner presented by Circle M Farm• Barn Dance with Chuck Hornemann’s String Band.

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BIO: Greg Winz brings a background in metallurgy as well as some Folklore Village showmanship to his blacksmithing workshops. Greg, trained as a machinist, is a research technician at UW Madison. He enjoys sharing his love of the metal arts with aspiring students. He teaches blacksmithing at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, at the Hyde Blacksmith Shop, and at other Folklore Village events.BACK to Sustainability Weekend