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Forge Welding Workshop

Introduction to Forge Welding

     This is a one day workshop devoted to learning the basics of forge welding.  We will cover the building of a proper forge fire, scarfing or joint preparation, hammer techniques for welding, as well as all aspects of beginning forge welding.  We will cover lap welds, "T" welds, "L" welds and corner welding.  This workshop is intended for students who have some forging experience and good hammer control, but is also not beyond the grasp of the beginner.  This will be an intense workshop with welding all day.  If you can work it in, you may find time to complete one simple project, but it is intended to get you welding.  Come prepared to go home knowing how to weld several joints.

*The blacksmith shop will be "Open Shop" on Sunday for those who want to stay over and practice techniques learned on Saturday, but no "formal instruction" will be offered.

Accommodations and other considerations:

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Lodging:  There is a Bed & Breakfast located in the Village of Bentonsport:  www.MasonHouseInn.com 

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A campground with electrical hookups is located on the river near town

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Food is available in Keosauqua and Bonaparte

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A variety of shopping and recreational opportunities are available within the county if you choose to bring family members

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Workshops will be held in the Blacksmith Shop behind Iron & Lace in Bentonsport National Historic District

Contact us for more information or to register for a class

HEAT SOME IRON - MAKE SOME STUFF!

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