Building a blacksmithing program for Boy Scout Camp
Or How the Al Bart grant has brought smithing to hundreds of young men.
I wanted to take a moment and let you know about an ongoing project that I’ve been a part of for the last few years. I apologize for the length of this post, but I thought you might like to know the whole story and the progress thus far.
First, a bit of background:
Old Cedar Forge Workshop
In 2008, I attended a blacksmithing workshop by Jerry Culberson at Old Cedar Forge, with help from the Al Bart grant. I had been doing smithing on my own for a couple of years before that, but all my education was from books & videos, plus watching a few live demos. This was my first opportunity for hands-on instructor-led learning. The workshop was fantastic, and I met some great folks, and had the opportunity to get some instruction from Dean Mook and Tri Ficker, as they were assisting Jerry in running the class.
Some pictures from the workshop can be found HERE.