Tong Making Basics
In this two-day class, we will explore the basic techniques of forging blacksmiths’ tongs. Since every smith needs tongs (maybe we should say lots of tongs or at least one pair for every stock size that he uses), being able to make the tools that you need is important. We will go through the process of making tongs three different ways and explore different jaw styles that will enable you to hold multiple projects and stock configurations: flat, round, square and irregular pieces.
Participants in this workshop should have completed our two-day blacksmithing workshop, Blacksmithing II.
This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.