Sat, Jul 01|
Fort Walton Beach
Make a BBQ fork
Get ready for a Spring cookout with a handmade (forged by YOU) BBQ fork.
Time & Location
Jul 01, 9:00 AM – 1:05 PM
Fort Walton Beach, 418 Green Acres Rd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, USA
About the event
In this class you will split steel to make the tines of a fork, accomplish drawing our and practice several types of twists, then finish by bending a "D" handle grip.
Bring a snack in case this class goes long. Cold water and ice are available.
For any class you must wear natural fabric (cotton) long trousers and closed toe shoes (leather is best). Long sleeve natural fabric shirt is recommended as bare arms can get stung by scale on occasion. Other required safety gear is provided however if you have a leather apron you may want to bring it (we sell aprons if interested).
Age 12 and up, but if under 18 your parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver (and maybe stay around to help as a striker). Call 850-974-1548 if you have any questions. After the introduction class you can branch out to other classes enabling you to tackle various intermediate and advanced projects, something different is offered every week at Traditions Workshop - hardware, tool making, homeware items and, yes, knives.
You may want to bring a snack in case the class runs long or you have questions and want to stay afterwards.
Make a BBQ fork
This one day class starts with a healthy dose of blacksmithing safety and then progresses into hammer control exercises where you make several nails and then a hook. You will learn about splitting, tapering, drawing out, hot punching, hardening, quenching and finishing.