Blacksmithing Classes

Blacksmiths need technical ability and practical skills as well as a thorough knowledge of metals and other materials.

Open Forge Nights

Open Forge Nights

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:Students who have completed the Beginning Blacksmithing class can practice their new skills in open forge sessions two evenings per month. Open forges are 3 hour studio blocks where students can...

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Forging Blacksmith’s Tongs

Forging Blacksmith’s Tongs

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:This class will expand on the skills of the beginning class to forge one of the most useful blacksmithing tools, tongs. You’ll learn to correctly forge all sections of a pair of tongs, punch a...

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Forging an Octopus

Forging an Octopus

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:An octopus needs to look dynamic. It needs to look like it is going somewhere, or like it just stopped on purpose. It really won't look right if the legs are all just randomly wiggly. People...

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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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Making Punches and Chisels

Making Punches and Chisels

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:One of the most unique and useful aspects of blacksmithing is that you can make your own tools. In this class you’ll learn the vital basics of making punches and chisels–choosing the right stock,...

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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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