Two-Piece Fire Poker Set: Blacksmithing Class - AM
with Jay Hatfield
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September 18, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Materials Fee (Paid at the Beginning of Class)
$30 Materials Fee Payable to the Center
12 Seat(s) Still Available
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2-Piece Fire poker Set- This class focuses on expanding the basics of the Blacksmithing craft and making two very useful tools. It also lets you add your artistic flair to the pieces with twists and your choice of handles that can be incorporated into this project. Basic skills used are pointing a bar, tapering, drawing out, folding, punching/slitting, upsetting, and twisting. Intermediate skills used in this project are: forge welding, and rivet setting.
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.
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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.