Forge on Friday is an opportunity for you to work in our workshop. You can work our bi-weekly class project or you can rent some open forge time.
Forge on Friday is open from 4pm to 8pm, every second and fourth Friday of the month. For January the dates are 11 and 25, for February the dates are 8 and 22.
To take advantage of Forge on Friday our insurance requires that you to take our “Introduction to Blacksmithing” class. This class is taught every first and third Saturday at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. The $85 introduction class can be taught at Traditions Workshop during a Forge on Friday session if you e-mail or call at least two days in advance.
Open forge time is available any Friday we are open at $15/hour, charged in 1 hour increments. If you stick around to help clean up the last hour is discounted by $5.
Our classes cost $65 plus an occasional materials fee. Typical class lasts just under 4 hours and each class is designed to help you improve a specific aspect of your blacksmithing. Our current class line up is:
- 11 January 4-8pm, Wizard Head Bottle Opener
- 25 January 4-8pm, Belt Buckle (includes some leather work, $15 materials fee)
- 8 February 4-8pm, Forge Weld a Fire Poker
- 22 February 4-8pm, make a Rail Road Spike Knife
- 8 March 4-8pm, Tool Making! Build your first set of tongs
- 22 March 4-8pm, Medieval Kitchen Knife
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