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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the basic skills of the blacksmith, including safety, fire control, tools, and equipment in both a classroom and "on the forge" setting. Student projects will be tailored toward individual skill levels. The class will begin with basic projects such as decorative nail-in hooks to learn hammer skills. More advanced projects such as basic tool making and decorative/ornamental work will be encountered as class progresses. On the first day, the class will use coal forges and the remainder of your time may be on either a coal or a gas forge. This course is tailored to meet your needs on the forge while ensuring consistent and quality work. You will leave with a higher skill level regardless of where you start. Materials fee includes the use of coal/gas for forgework and the cost of steel.

Dates

Tue, May 14th, 2019  –  Fri, May 17th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 15+
Registration Cost: $640.00
Includes materials fee of $260.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • 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

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.