FULL | Forge a steel scribe

Join us at the Historical Mystic Seaport Museum in their blacksmith's shop to make your own tool!

  • 75 US dollars
  • Workshop

Service Description

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL - Please email emarquisdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to be on a waitlist for a Saturday class Can't join us on a Wednesday from 4-6pm? Email us about the waitlist for additional opportunities with dates or times that work better for your schedule, we will consider these for our next installment! Come expand your metalworking repertoire! Mystic Seaport Museum's 1885 Shipsmith Shop is the historic setting for your entry into the world of coal forges, hammers, anvils, and toolmaking. Topics include fire tending, heating, tool use, hammer control and, of course, safety. You’ll learn some core techniques, such as tapering and twisting, as well as how to apply finishes to your work. At the end of the class, you’ll have a beautiful and functional scribe to use in your own work. Considered a standard bench tool for any goldsmith! This shipsmith shop was built at the head of Merrill’s Wharf (now Homer’s Wharf) in New Bedford, Massachusetts, by James D. Driggs in 1885. It is the only manufactory of ironwork for the whaling industry known to have survived from the 19th century. The shop was moved to its current location in Mystic in 1944! This workshop is provided by Marquis Jewelry Academy and Hosted at the Mystic Seaport Museum and is not offered directly through their website and programs. The museum does offer an introduction to blacksmithing and ladies-only workshops throughout the year if this is a skill you'd like to pursue. The address for the workshop is: 75 Greenmanville Ave Mystic, CT 06355 You can park in the main parking lot across from the North Entrance, and we will meet as a group at 345 at the North Entrance. Please contact Emily Marquis: 860-214-1118 with any questions or direction needs.

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  • 32 Taugwonk Spur Road, Stonington, CT, USA