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Forge Welding Class - December 2009

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There are still openings in the Forge Welding class, 9am to 5pm, Saturday/Sunday, 19/20 December, 2009. Bill Clemens is the instructor. He will lead the students through a series of different welds. Starting with the most basic and working up from there. In the process of learning to weld the students will: weld a chain link; make a flux spoon; and weld a ring onto a shaft to form a faceted cube; among other things. The class fee is $175.

Prerequisites: 16 years of age and BS-101, or equivalent skills: fire management in a coal forge; basic hammer skills; familiarity with using tongs. Each student will have his/her own forging station with a coal forge, 167 lb double horn anvil and basic forging tools. Class is limited to 8 students.

To sign up for the class contact Emma Beaver at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 410-386-3886, Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays. The Farm Museum can now take credit card payments over the phone.

The class is held on the grounds of the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, MD 21157.

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