Smithing

The Forge | Participate

About

SAWs Forge is located next to the glass shop in the lower section of the Cary Hill Sculpture Park. Classes are held for beginner and intermediate students looking to acquire blacksmithing skills and techniques. The Forge can be rented at a daily rate, with option for assistance, for artists at any stage of their career looking for metal facilities to create new work in.

STUDIO CAPABILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

Studio Equipment

Four coal forges with PB50 super blowers
1/2in drill press
Bench grinder, 1/3 horsepower
Two metal cutting chop saws
Small vertical band saw
140 Miller 110 mig welder
Seven anvils
Four leg vices
Machinist vice
Three swage blocks
Basic hammers, tongs, hardies
Oxyacetylene torch and tank

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Studio Rental

Rental Fee

$25 per day plus any assistance, consumables, and materials

Assistance Fee

$20 per hour for one-on-one assistance
$25 per hour for one-on-one instruction

Consumables

$3 per hour oxy-acetylene welder/torch set up
$15 per 50 lb bag smithy coal

Materials

Artists must provide their own materials.