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Blacksmithing & Toolmaking

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/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 additional 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

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


Sat, Oct 15th, 2022  –  Tue, Oct 18th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $400.00
Materials fee: $160.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Cody Myers
Cody Myers
Foxboro, WI

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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond