An Introduction to Blacksmithing

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

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7 + 14 =

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 processes. You will learn to taper, scroll, and twist metal to make a basic set of tools to manage the fire in your own shop. If you come just to get a taste of blacksmithing, you’ll use the same skills to make decorative ‘S’ hooks or a simple bottle opener. Please pack a lunch, or plan to visit the Publix or Subway, which are a short drive from the shop.

Next Class:
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Private classes are available by appointment.

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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11 + 12 =

This class focuses on hammer control, an overview of heat treatment, and basic grinding and sanding of blades. There is great precision involved in making a good knife, and you will do better in this class if you already have some hammer control, and a little practice under your belt. This said, being a complete newbie won’t stop you from understanding the class material, or creating a functional knife. But it’s harder for a beginner with no experience to forge a blade that is smooth enough not to require extensive grinding to finish. If you can routinely drive a nail without making hammer marks in the wood you drive the nail into, you should be fine in this class.

Next Classes:

Please contact me to schedule class dates.

Private classes are available by appointment.

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

 

 Sign up for Basic Bladesmithing:

Don’t see a date that works for you?  Looking for a weekday class?  Please contact us about customized scheduling.