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Class, Demo and Teaching Schedule
Three week general course description:
Students are given instruction in the use of the coal forge, anvil and accessory tools. Essential techniques developed during the course will include the following:
Drawing, upsetting, punching, hot splitting, fullering, twisting, bending, hot rasping, forge welding, forge brazing, striking with sledge, using trip hammer.
Early class projects will include making of fire tools to be used during the course. More advanced projects will include the fabrication of steel tools, tongs, utensils, hinges, door latches and scrollwork. Specific instruction is also given in the tempering of students handmade tools.

Lectures are coordinated with the workshop. Subjects covered include shop layout and practice, tools and their uses, tool acquisition, and cost estimating. basic ferrous metallurgy, patinating and heat treatment practice will be explained. Field trips are integral to the course.

Tools and materials are furnished. Each student has an individual forge, anvil and leg vise. Students may bring their favorite hammer(s) as an option.

NOTICE In 2018 and 2019 my Turley-trained journeyman, Taylor Vallot, will be conducting classes. Frank Turley will be semi-retired, but will occasionally be on hand in the shop, if need be.

Added Incentive! Become part of the Turley Forge legacy (celebrating 50 years in business). Sign up for one of the 2019 classes and receive a free day of hands-on power hammer instruction at iron-to-live-with right across the Santa Fe River.

Enrollment: Each class is limited to five students.

Certificate: A TURLEY FORGE certificate is awarded to graduates of the blacksmithing course. Letters of reference will be furnished on request.

Class Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

The curriculum is similar to the three week class, but abbreviated. Students will receive an introduction to forge welding, metallurgy, scrollwork, and fire tools. There will probably not be enough time for personal projects.

FILLED classes may have openings due to cancellations. Please call and check.

Location and Accommodations

March 4 - 9, 2019:
Six (6) day introductory class at Turley Forge.

Friday 8/10/2018

March 18 - 29, 2019:
Tools forged from specialty steels will be hardened and tempered. Tools will be finished by grinding, sanding, and polishing. Please consult beforehand if you have a special interest so proper tool steels may be ordered.

This class will be of interest to Blacksmiths, Farriers, Woodworkers, Fine Metalworkers, Leather Workers, and other artisans.

Friday 8/10/2018

April 8 - 13, 2019:
Six (6) day introductory class at Turley Forge.

Friday 8/10/2018

April 29 - May 17, 2019:
Three week intensive class at Turley Forge.

Monday 4/15/2019

May 27 - June 14, 2019:
Three week intensive class at Turley Forge.

Friday 8/10/2018

August 19 - Sept 6, 2019:
Three week intensive class at Turley Forge.

Friday 8/10/2018

September 16 - 21, 2019:
Six (6) day introductory class at Turley Forge.

Friday 8/10/2018


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Turley Forge Blacksmithing School
919-A Chicoma Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87507

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