Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blacksmith class at Driftless Folk School.

 I took a one day blacksmith classat Driftless Folk School in Viroqua,  WI

with my interesting inventor friend,  Matt Erdman.

 This forge wouldn't stay lit,

so instructor Nick Smolenshowed us how to work at the big forge...

and how to begin a simple hook.

That was the morning...learning how to deal with coal,

working on our hooks, some went on to make BBQ forks in the afternoon.

I stuck to the hooks, making a second...

and nails with which to stick them to the wall.


d. moll, said...

Very impressive! from printing to smithing! you sure coaxed a nice shape out the metal for the hooks.

lk said...