In this class you will learn basic forging theory, shop safety, and proper use of tools prior to starting up the forges. Once in the shop each of you will use the forging equipment, including forges, anvils, hammers, and tongs to forge your own key rack or coat hook. You will come away knowing how to taper, bend, rivet, and make scrolls. The class will be tailored to different ages and individual skills. Propane and materials fees are included in the registration fee.
Brian Fuhrmann is a graduate of Missouri University of Science & Technology where he earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working in industry for thirteen years, he traded in the office chair for a tool belt in order to work with his hands and utilize his creativity. He takes every opportunity to learn more about forging theory and practice with his home-built forge. Brian has been instrumental in launching and teaching the popular youth forging program at Vesterheim. He currently resides in Decorah, where he does home remodeling and competes in bicycle racing.