In this introductory class you will learn many techniques to fabricate your own key rack with the use of a gas forge and anvil. You will learn to taper, bend, rivet, and scroll. You will also make your own heat-treated tools for punching holes and embossing. The goal of this class is to develop an understanding of forging safety, techniques, and terminology useful for tackling more advanced projects. There is a $25 materials fee, payable to the instructor.
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.