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Blacksmithing Taster - Make a Fire Poker

On This Course, you will learn the core techniques used by blacksmiths to shape steel using heat a hammer and an anvil.
Lambourne End
£79 pp
Next available date:28th August 2022
What happens in this class?

On this course you will learn: The core techniques used by blacksmiths to shape steel. You will learn how to bend and shape steel using a gas forge, hammers and anvils. We will guide you through the steps needed to make a simple object like a fire poker that incorporates many of the fundamental techniques used by blacksmiths.

What will I make on the course? By the end of the class, you will have made a small useful item like a fire poker to take home with you.

Who is the course suitable for? The course is suitable for complete…

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Things to remember

What should I wear? You must wear old clothes made of natural fibres i.e. not made of flammable material such as polyester. You must also wear sturdy shoes that cover your whole foot (if you are wearing sandals you will not be allowed to participate in the course).


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Your Teacher

The Urban Crafts Foundation is a social enterprise based in Essex. From their forge at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning they deliver blacksmithing classes at an affordable cost to young people facing difficult life challenges that might stem from health or social issues. They want to help people within the community flourish by offering a creative program of education in a nurturing environment, that is characterised by physically engaging, meaningful work. When mainstream schooling isn’t working they want to step in and help students gain skills, qualifications and confidence that will help them transition into a life of…

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Class Location
Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
Lambourne End
Manor Road


To: Urban Crafts Foundation

Blacksmithing Taster - Make a Fire Poker