Classes for Beginners

If you can routinely drive a nail without making hammer marks in the wood you drive the nail into, you should be fine.

Beginning Blacksmithing classes are designed to give you basic instruction on correct hammer control, basic fire maintenance, and the most commonly used blacksmithing processes; drawing a taper, bending, and twisting. Anyone with reasonable eye/hand coordination can handle this without prerequisite knowledge. Please pack a lunch, or plan to visit Publix or the Subway, just a short drive from the shop. Spaces are limited and class slots are filled on a first come-first served basis.

Basic Bladesmithing

Basic Bladesmithing

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:This class focuses on hammer control and fire maintenance, as well as an overview of heat treatment. There is great precision involved in making a good knife, and you will do better in this class...

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An Introduction to Blacksmithing

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:One day beginner’s class for those who have never hit hot metal before. You’ll learn about shop safety, how to build and maintain a forge fire, basic metallurgy, and fundamental blacksmithing...

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