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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond

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Course Overview

Always wanted to swing a hammer and fire up a forge? This is the place to start and the place to take basic skills to the next level. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic skills of blacksmithing, including safety, coal forge operation, tools, and equipment, and then learn and implement the techniques to forge multiple projects. Projects will include s-hooks, decorative leaves, roasting forks, spoons, basics of forge welding, heat treatment of high carbon steel, and extra small projects as time allows. This course is open to ages 16+. Youth ages 14-15 are welcome to participate with a full-paying adult. Youth registrants will receive a 25% intergenerational discount; call to inquire.

Required Tools

  • Safety glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Leather gloves
  • Jeans
  • Cotton shirts (no nylon clothing)
  • Leather shoes
  • Clothing comfortable to be outdoors

Currently Scheduled Sessions