Railroad Spike Knife: Blacksmithing Class - AM

with Jay Hatfield

BLK-082921-AM

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Date

Saturday

August 29, 2021

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Materials Fee (Paid at the Beginning of Class)

$30 Materials Fee Payable to the Instructor

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11 Seat(s) Still Available
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Class Description

This advanced, but fun, blacksmithing class will guide students through making a knife out of a railroad spike. The class begins with safety and an overview of tools. Throughout the four hours, students will practice drawing out, using different hammer techniques, and working on how to maintain proper posture.


If you have some experience in blacksmithing, this will be a fun one for you!


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Materials List

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Minimum Age

18 and Older, or with Special Permission from the Center and Instructor

About the Instructor

Jay Hatfield started his blacksmithing journey at the age of 14 in Boy Scouts. The Boy Scout camp brought in a blacksmith to show troops how to make a tomahawk. Jay made one and was very interested in blacksmithing from then on. Once out of the military and college, 20 years later, Jay immersed himself in the training and technique of blacksmithing. He was self-taught for the first five years until he was able to go take a day class from Master Smith Jerry Darnell. Jay joined the Old Dominion Blacksmith Association (ODBSA) in 2012 and attended monthly meetings for the next 7 years. He was elected the president of the ODBSA in January 2020.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.


Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.


Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.