Forge ‘n Fire Blacksmith Classes at Manley-Bohlayer in Canton

Two Basic Forge ‘n Fire Blacksmith classes, sponsored by Rekindle the Spirit, will be held at the Manley Bohlayer Farm, locate off Route 414 at East Canton Crossroads, on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be an advance class, knife making, on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For all classes, guests are asked to bring their own lunch, drinks will be provided, and a pair of light leather working gloves.

Merle Eiffert, blacksmith / instructor of the class, will be demonstrating the art of blacksmith. This art is involves taking hot iron heated on the coal forge and forming it into shapes such as door handles, nails, dinner chimes, decorative roses, and wine glass holders.

Participants will be making an item of their choosing during the six-hour session.

Anyone wishing to attend a class should call (570) 673-4322 to register before Aug. 1. The registration fee is $40 per person, and each basic class is limited to ten people; the advance class is limited to five people.

Classes are funded, in part, by Bradford County United Way.

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