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Bronze Age Sword Casting Class NWA

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Cave Springs pavilion

219 South Main St

Cave Springs, AR 72718

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Have you ever watched someone making a sword in the movies and thought it looked too cool for school? If so, this class is for you! Join us on Saturday or Sunday at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership's pavillion (next to Lake Keith) in Cave Springs, Arkansas for a 4-5 hour class (9-1:30 or 2-7:00 pm), where you'll first choose a wooden sword blank cut in one of several Bronze Age patterns. Next, you'll use power tools to smooth and customize the wood sword. In the second half of class, you get your hands dirty making a sand cast of the wooden original, and then watch as we pour an exact copy of it in molten aluminum! Then, while you take a lunch break, we polish your sword for you. When you return, you'll wrap the handle in leather, stamp your initials or design into the blade, and take both the wood and metal swords home! $85 Upcoming class dates are May 19th and 20th, and July 14th & 15th.

Want to see what the process looks like? Last summer we cast a sword with Tania Ortega on Austin's FOX 7 morning show! http://www.fox7austin.com/good-day/170147319-story Most recently, we cast a bronze sword on Rooster Teeth's Burnie Vlog, and the episode has gotten over 290K views.

Check out Sword Casting Guy’s FB page or website www.swordcastingguy.com to see pictures and read raves from happy customers. The class grew out of a desire to make Ancient Civ class more hands on, and so is taught very interactively, with lots of science, history, and art connections being explored. Space is limited to 18, and this class always sells out, so strike while the iron is hot!

FAQs

Is there a minimum age requirement to take the class?

Kids as young as 7 can take the class as long as they have an adult to help them. And you wouldn't be alone--it is common to have almost as many adults as kids come to experience this amazing process!


How many tickets do I need?

The cost of the class is per sword cast, not per participant, so it depends if mom or dad want to cast their own sword.


I like to do woodworking--can I make a sword ahead of time and bring it to class to cast?

Yes, some of the coolest swords we've seen have come along this way. If you want to try this, email me for dimensions and a few sword design rules of thumb.


Can adults come without a kid?

Sure! Loads of adults take this class. It is popular with couples, too, and it is sometimes given as a wedding or anniversary present.

I'm buying this ticket as a gift. If scheduling doesn't work out, can it be refunded?

No problem. A full refund will be given up to a week before the event.





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Cave Springs pavilion

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Cave Springs, AR 72718

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