Grilling with Mark
Friday March 25th – Sunday march 27th
No, it’s not about food.
This class will work on part of the CBA Level 3 grill. Not for beginners but you don’t need to have finished CBA Level 2 you just need to be game. Knowing Mark, we’ll be doing some tooling for this project. Get hands on help from one of the best blacksmithing instructors around.
Here’s what Mark is planning:
I shall be focusing on the blown over beveled scroll & the water leaf and how to measure for those and weld them together. Then I shall look at the two upset square corners. Finally making the weld between the two.That should see three long days.
As usual we’ll start at 9 AM and work until 5 in the afternoon or possibly later, with about an hour for lunch. You can bring a sack lunch or money for the local dive. That part’s about food.
Cost $200.00 materials included
You may sign up here:
Nancy Tarczynski at
MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS -- A SIX CLASS COURSE
Starts March 5th and runs for 3 weekends ending March 19th. (March 5,6,11,12,18,&19th)
Classes Start at 9am until 4pm.
there will be a lunch break.
This is really a fantastic set of classes!
THERE ARE SPACES OPEN!
GET YOURS NOW!!
THE COST IS $450.00
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED
& Mark Aspery's book " Mastering the fundamentals of Blacksmithing"
Nancy Tarczynski phone # (818) 353-3191
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This is your point of departure into the blacksmith’s art. With these core skills you can go anywhere. This course offers the blacksmith a full range of skills, Oh, there'll be tears of course, impromptu explorations of the finer points on appropriate expletives, blisters, aches, pains, and a few short moments of pure joy. Sound sleep and healthy appetite are guaranteed.
Explore the fundamental tenets of blacksmithing as the course takes you through a variety of technically progressive projects, each building upon the last. This course is appropriate for novice and beginning smiths.
Projects for the course include Tapers (the only exercise), hot-cut chisel and heat treatment, wizard head bottle opener, scrolling tongs, monkey tool, flux spoon (your first forge weld) and a tenon. Emphasis is placed on dressing the hammer for success and an efficient swing. In short, when you have completed all of these courses you will have a very comprehensive foundation in the skills of a blacksmith and should feel comfortable working in your own shop.
These skills can be acquired by all, regardless of stature, strength, sex, and stamina. This course is designed to build successes for beginning beginners but will prove invaluable and even challenging to many intermediate smiths who have never received formal training. You can expect to improve your hammer control, learn to work more efficiently, and generally feel more well-rounded.