Blacksmithing Basics: Bottle Opener


Instructor: Jesse Savage
Level: Beginner
Dates: March 9th, May 4th, August 17th, September 28th

This is a great beginner workshop for anyone interested in learning about blacksmithing. There are lots of basic forging techniques covered such as tapering, punching, drifting, twisting, scrolling, texturing and more. Also addressed in this workshop is proper hammer control, how to use various parts of the anvil, and safe effective working habits. Design and simple finishes will also be discussed.

Bottle openers are a fun way to get familiar with forging.  They teach you a lot, are great fun to create, and give the maker a lot of freedom to personalize them. Typically, students are able to create several bottle openers by the end of the day.

Whether you’re looking to take the next step and learn some new techniques or want to give it a shot for the first time, this class is a great experience and leaves you with the perfect item to have at your next barbecue or party.



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  • Jesse Savage is an independent metal artist blacksmith located in the heart of Central Vermont. He uses hammers and anvil to traditionally forge his iron work the old fashion way, with a modern twist. Jesse works in his Rutland Blacksmith Shop. His work can be found in Vermont Forgings’ gallery, Hand Made in Vermont’s Gallery in Wallingford, VT & many other local shops.  Instagram @jessesavageblacksmith

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March 9th, May 4th, August 17th, September 28th