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Learn Traditional Blacksmithing

Classes at O’Keefe Historic ranch with Patrick McIvor begin at 9:30 in the morning and go till everyone in the class is finished their projects.

Each class starts with some discussion around what we are making, what skill sets are being reviewed and what new skills will be learned.

As most students have limited equipment and knowledge of blacksmith iron work, all lessons show how to create many objects using very basic tools and scrap materials.

The Process

The steps of the project are explained then demonstrated. After each section is explained step by step the students go to their stations and begin that section of the object.

We repeat these steps until we complete the project.

Students are asked to bring to class food and water for the day, safety glasses, good boots, non-flammable cloths like cotton or wool. In winter wearing layers is required as there is no heat in the forge, when demonstrations happen students can get cold and when working get hot.

Our lessons at O’Keefe are skill based, with challenging techniques to build quality traditional forging skills. The class is shown several different ways to accomplish the same result

Classes

Please note that not all offered classes are currently scheduled. To inquire about an unscheduled class contact us at: info@thedancingscot.com

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February 2020

Intro Class Feb

February 8
Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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$105

No prerequisite Build a dinner triangle and striker Teaches the basics of hand skills, terminology, fire management and safety One day approx. 8-9 hours

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Forge Welding Practice February 2020

February 9
Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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$105

Prerequisite intro Make a flux spoon and ring with ball in center Skills, practice forge welding metal together in various ways One day

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Light Door Hinge Class Feb

February 22
Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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$105

Prerequisite: Intro Class Make a light door hinge of 12” long Skills learned, tapering thin wide flat bar, hot splitting, creating a eye for a pin One day

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Simple Door Latch Handle Class Feb

February 23
Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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$105

Prerequisite: Intro Class Make a thumb latch/handle system for light gates doors Skills learned slot punching and drifting an eye, drawing out materials efficiently One day

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March 2020

Intro Class Mar

March 14
Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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$105

No prerequisite Build a dinner triangle and striker Teaches the basics of hand skills, terminology, fire management and safety One day approx. 8-9 hours

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Artist Market at Silverstar ski hill

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on March 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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Two Days of artist markets at Silverstar Resort Come visit our booth at Silverstar on two weekends in March, we will have items for sale and live forging demonstrations.

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Artist Market at Silverstar ski hill

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on March 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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Two Days of artist markets at Silverstar Resort Come visit our booth at Silverstar on two weekends in March, we will have items for sale and live forging demonstrations.

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Camp Axe Class Mar

March 28 - March 29
Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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$220

Prerequisite intro Make a 2-pound camp axe with a bar of steel and a tool steel insert Skills learned, layout, precise forging, forge welding, hardening and tempering Two days

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April 2020

Intro Class Apr

April 4
Dancing Scot Forge, 123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain, British Columbia V1B 3M1 Canada
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$105

122No prerequisite Build a dinner triangle and striker Teaches the basics of hand skills, terminology, fire management and safety One day approx. 8-9 hours

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