Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
You will work on one or more pieces of door hardware, this could include hinges, pintles, handles, thumb latches and hasps. You will also learn how to make square nails and staples in order to mount the hardware properly. There will be old examples of hardware on display; we will spend some time learning how to study these examples to determine how they would have originally been made.
Work on various kitchen utensil projects in 18th century style; this could include a spatula, ladle, ﬂesh fork, trivet, etc. We will have books and study pieces to inspire projects and design. There will be a whitesmithing aspect to this course. Whitesmithing is the process of ﬁling the surface of a forged piece to expose the bright surface of the metal and to incorporate decorative elements into the ﬁnished piece