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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s 2nd Annual Spring Hammer-In: May 22, 2010

Blacksmith Hammer-In; click for high-res file.
Blacksmith Hammer-In
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Contact: Eloise Beil, Community Relations Manager
(802) 475-2022

Location: Rinehart Blacksmith Arts Center
Date: Saturday, May 22nd
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 (includes lunch)
Hosts: Warren Rinehart and Peter Wells

Program: Featured demonstrator will be Brian Anderson, a full-time professional blacksmith for over 40 years in New Mexico and currently in Bristol, Vermont. He has a diversified background in blacksmithing from custom construction projects to historical reproduction to jewelry making. He will relate his approach to ironworks, teaching the relationship of tools to materials. The day’s activities begin with a discussion of work procedures and tool control. The afternoon will consist of a demonstration of forge welding, general forging techniques and tips and answering / demonstrating questions from the participants.

To attend: call Chris McClain at (802) 475-2022 or email her at

Rinehart Blacksmith Arts Center Dedicated in 2009, the 60 ft. x 30 ft. Rinehart Blacksmith Arts Center includes facilities for group courses and workshops as well as one-on-one instruction. Four fully equipped work stations are available for student use, thanks in large part to donations of tools and time from local and regional blacksmiths outfitting our student shop. Special thanks to Warren Rinehart for his inspiration and generosity in founding the center, Judson Yaggy for manufacture of many tools used to equip the work stations, to Mike Bishop for donation of a blower. We look forward to the continued growth of blacksmithing programs at the Center.

A full listing of Courses & Workshops and opportunities for one-on-one instruction at LCMM can be found at