Blacksmithing Classes

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

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class: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...

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Basic Bladesmithing

Basic Bladesmithing

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class: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...

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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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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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