The local blacksmithing guild is hosting a hands-on session for reenactors at this weekend's reenactment who wish to try their hand at blacksmithing hot iron. The Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster Maryland is hosting a reenactment the weekend of May5/7 2012. Located on the property of the farm museum is a blacksmithing school where reenactors at the event will have the opportunity to forge an item under the one-on-one supervision of experienced blacksmiths, at one of the school's eight forging stations.
I created the enclosed handout which shows two of the possible items that a participant may work on during the Friday evening session. These instructions were specifically designed to use the same materials and skill set learned in making the "S" hook that was originally planned as the demonstration item. My suggestion was to offer two additional items, a Tent Pole Hook and a Double Ridge Pole Hook. This handout has been accepted by the sessions organizers and copies will be made available to participants on Friday evening.
I include the project instructional handout here for those that might be interested in seeing the handout.