Bottle Opener Forging Workshop

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

In this class, you will learn some basic blacksmithing techniques such as drawing out, bending, twisting, and punching. These skills will be put to use forging a your very own bottle opener out of rebar.  You can take turns striking for each other, working in pairs, and get practice hammering and manipulating the metal with tongs.  

What to Bring

Wear closed shoes and long pants and try to avoid wearing any flammable synthetic fibers. I will provide safety glasses and leather gloves, but if you have your own pair of either that you prefer feel free to bring those.

Prerequisites

-No forging experience is required,
-Minimum age is 13 with parent supervision,

Other than that use common sense. This is a fairly physical activity so it may not be well suited to some children or people with any injuries or health concerns that may require them to reduce activity. Just use your own judgement.

What's Provided

I'll provide re-bar for forging, tools to forge with and fuel for the forge. I will also provide safety equipment.

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Jake McNaughton

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Jake teaches bladesmithing at the Fire Arts Center of Chicago and makes high end cutlery with Ravenswood Handforged.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Justine R.
    Reviewed on 06/10/19

    We had a group of six for our class. We all managed to leave with a completed bottle opener. Jake allowed us to run a little over the three hour time limit to get our projects done. It was very fun!

    We had a group of six for our class. We all managed to leave with a completed bottle opener. Jake allowed us to run a little over the three hour time limit to get our projects done. It was very fun!

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    Jim P.
    Reviewed on 02/03/19

    This was my first Dabble class and it was a good one. Unfortunately there were some broken pipes in the facility, and we started slowly but by the end we were all happily forging our bottle openers with excellent coaching by Jake. Good class really for anyone, I have experience with tools but even those who were clearly new to it succeeded and proudly went home with a new bottle opener.

    This was my first Dabble class and it was a good one. Unfortunately there were some broken pipes in the facility, and we started slowly but by the end we were all happily forging our bottle openers with excellent coaching by Jake. Good class really for anyone, I have experience with tools but even those who were clearly new to it succeeded and proudly went home with a new bottle opener.

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    Ryvre H.
    Reviewed on 10/07/17

    I've been curious about forging for a long time. This class let me learn a few different skills, and I came out of it with a functional bottle opener. I'd recommend this class to anyone who wants to get a taste of forging before committing to a longer class.

    I've been curious about forging for a long time. This class let me learn a few different skills, and I came out of it with a functional bottle opener. I'd recommend this class to anyone who wants to get a taste of forging before committing to a longer class.

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