Tomahawk forging and throwing class Saturday, Sept. 24

Published 9:47 am Friday, September 16, 2011

A finished tomahawk forged from a railroad spike. (photo submitted by Julie McIntyre)

Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) will host a tomahawk forging and throwing super saver workshop with instructors Gerry Drew and Walt Myers. The one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the craft school located on Harmon Field Road. The super saver workshops are offered to Tryon Arts and Crafts Members only, so if you are not a member, this is a chance to join.
Students will learn the basics of fire tending, hammer control and moving and cutting steel while building a tomahawk. Expect to go home with a finished tomahawk forged from a railroad spike. A target will be set up and an expert will be on hand to teach tomahawk throwing after the class.
Class size is limited to 10 people. The workshop will run Saturday from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Students need to bring lunch, beverages, snacks, protective eyewear, leather gloves, earplugs (if desired) and should wear leather shoes and old clothes.
With the current economic conditions and as a benefit to members, Tryon Arts and Crafts (TAC) is offering a monthly super saver workshop for members only at a reduced fee, plus materials. TAC is able to offer these classes with the help of our instructors donating their time and skills. These workshops are an opportunity to pursue creative endeavors, learn from instructors and try something new.
Advance registration the workshop is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop, including tuition and supply costs, contact Tryon Arts and Crafts at 828-859-8323 or by email More details and examples of projects are available on the Tryon Arts and Crafts website,
Tryon Arts and Crafts is a non-profit crafts school located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon.
– article submitted by Julie McIntyre

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