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Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire

Course Overview

Get ready to cook over the campfire and learn the basics of blacksmithing by creating your own set of handmade iron cooking tools that you can pack in your trunk, portage in your pack or break out in the backyard.  Students will create tripods, adjustable chain hooks, and grates, as well as cooking accessories.  Students will experiment on both a coal forge as well as a gas forge during this workshop.  No experience is necessary as the instructor will custom tailor your project to your level of ability.  Experienced blacksmiths are welcome and will be challenged with a few new projects to enjoy. Ages 15+ welcome.

Required Tools

  • safety glasses (provided, but you may wish to bring your own)
  • ear protection (provided, but you may wish to bring your own)
  • leather gloves
  • jeans
  • cotton shirts (no nylon clothing)
  • leather shoes
  • clothing comfortable to be outdoors

Optional Tools

  • steel punch
  • steel chisels
  • hack saw
  • vice grips
  • channel locks
  • camera
  • your favorite blacksmithing hammer (non claw types)
  • good file for steel
  • tongs or over-sized pliers
  • 4.5" grinder

Session Information

Covid Protocols

In order to provide a safe learning environment for all, we have reduced the size of our blacksmithing courses. Because students work in pairs at each forge, the tuition and materials fee now covers the participation of two students who are in a pod together and can work in close proximity to one another. Note, students can choose to register and work by themselves, but the tuition rate will not be reduced. Social distancing will be practiced between pods, and masks will be required. Extra sanitation measures will be in place as well. We hope to return to larger classes and individual registrations soon!


Thu, Jul 15th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $680.00
Materials fee: $315.00