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Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade

Course Overview

Outfit your own blacksmithing tool chest while developing and refining your skills on the forge. In this course, you will create the set of tools needed to become a backyard blacksmith, while simultaneously learning the basics of blacksmithing. Initial tool projects will include tongs and fire-tending tools. Heat treatment, forging, fire types and more will be covered as you cultivate both your skills and your tools. Chisels and punches will also be crafted as time allows. Forge-welding may be discussed. This class is suitable for beginners and for those who would like to continue their learning. Materials fee includes the use of coal/gas for forgework and the cost of steel, etc.

Dates

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020  –  Wed, Aug 5th, 2020

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at info@northhouse.org.

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $480.00
Includes materials fee of $195.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • leather gloves
  • jeans
  • cotton shirts (no nylon clothing)
  • leather shoes
  • clothing comfortable to outdoors in

Optional Tools

  • safety glasses
  • ear protection
  • your favorite blacksmithing hammer (non claw types - 1-3lb hammer)
  • good file for steel
  • tongs or over-sized pliers
  • steel punch
  • steel chisels
  • vice grips
  • channel locks
  • ball-peen hammer(s) and/or heads to be modified into a suitable blacksmithing hammer
  • any hammer heads that you'd like to use (non-claw)
  • camera
  • 4.5" grinder

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.