The Blacksmith Teaching Studio

This building which measures 18 by 33 feet, houses four student forges and a teaching forge along with a treadle hammer, layout benches, and the necessary anvils, vices and quench buckets for beginning blacksmithing. With windows along one side and sliding doors along the other, it is a pleasant place to learn the principles of the art of smithing: get it hot, hit it hard, and quit when it’s done.

 Air for the forge blasts is provided through ducts in the concrete floor from a blower in the converted garage next door which now serves as a storage shed for steel. The building has been adapted from an old cape that changed hands so many times it is difficult to say where it came from originally.