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Blacksmithing

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Duration: 3 days

Price: £450

Book with: Ben Wilde
at Archipelago Folkschool

Drimsyniebeg Farm
Lochgoilhead
Cairndow
Highlands
PA24 8AN

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About the Course

We are offering two long weekends of blacksmithing, taught by Andy Mckenzie. Both are pitched at total beginners but will get you using the forge right away. In our introduction weekend we’ll start with the basics of managing a coal fire, before we start heating and moving metal to create a series of great new things to take home to show off your newfound skills.

The knife and tool making weekend will see you shaping steel carefully to make a kitchen knife or wood chisel to suit you. We’ll cover the demands of steel, and what can be achieved at the forge, as well as how to fit handles and create razor sharp edges!

The course takes place at Drumsyniebeg Farm in Argyll, a beautiful spot that's about 1 1/2 hours drive from Glasgow. We can help with transport - picking you up from the train station if necessary. We'll be staying in the farm house and eating a shared meal together every night.

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What's included in the price?

This residential course includes all accommodation and food. We also provide all materials, tools, fuel and everything else you might need.



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Course Start Dates

Friday 10th April 2020
Friday 22nd May 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends

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