An Introduction to Blacksmithing

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

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For the blacksmithing class, we’ll be working in a coal forge. We’ll forge a fire tool that will teach you fundamental forging skills and leave you with a tool you can use in a home forge, or in a fireplace or fire ring.

You’ll learn the fundamental forging processes of drawing out, bending, and twisting, which you’ll use more than any other blacksmithing processes. You’ll also learn fire management and ergonomic hammer technique.

This is the ideal class for those who have never hit hot metal before.

Next Class:

Please contact me to schedule class dates that fit your schedule.

Weekday and weekend class dates are available.

Private classes are available.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (or till we’re done) with an hour lunch break.
Maximum N. Students per Class: 2
Level: Beginner
Price: $200 per student

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Basic Bladesmithing

Basic Bladesmithing

Basic Bladesmithing

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For the bladesmithing class, we’ll be working in a propane forge. We’ll forge, profile, rough grind, and harden a ‘blacksmith’s knife’ similar to the attached photo.

You’ll get a basic understanding of forging principles, an overview of heat treatment, and throughout the day we can discuss what you need and what you don’t to get started at home. You will be instructed how to temper your knife at home; this is not done in class due to the (hands-off) time it takes. After that, you can hand polish and sharpen your blade at home. Instruction for that is also provided. Some students are unable to finish their knives in a single day. For those students, we’ll arrange a date to come back for a few hours to finish up. That extra time is included in the class cost.

Next Classes:

Please contact me to schedule class dates that fit your schedule.

Weekday and weekend class dates are available.

Private classes are available.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or till we’re done) with an hour lunch break.
Maximum N. Students per Class: 2
Level: Beginner
Price: $275 per student

GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE!

 

Please contact us about customized scheduling.