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Anacortes Senior College

The History of Tools

with Paul Thorne


The Invention and use of tools has defined human history.  Tools enable people to accomplish tasks that exceed their limited natural capabilities.  This class will examine how tools developed and how they affect our daily lives.  The tools that we use today were developed from the end of the stone age through the iron age; all of our modern instruments and devices derived from these basic implements.  We will look at tools as they moved us through recorded history and into the Industrial Age.

Instructor: Paul Thorne

Paul is a master blacksmith with over thirty-five years’ experience in industrial, architectural, and artistic forge work. He currently teaches blacksmithing through group and private classes at his Anacortes studio. You can view his work at

  • Apr 9 - May 14th, 2019
    Tue for 6 weeks from 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Anacortes Middle School

2202 M Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221 Get directions

Room: 105

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