Blacksmiths need technical ability and practical skills
Blacksmithing is a highly-skilled trade. Not only do blacksmiths need technical ability and practical skills
Kirk Sullens offers Blacksmithing Classes for beginners as well as intermediate level students. You will receive basic instructions and learn how to heat metal on a forge then hammer, draw and bend it. The classes help develop strength, attention to detail, perseverance
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.
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.
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Blacksmithing for Beginners
Basic instruction on correct hammer control, fire maintenance and commonly used processes.
Focuses on hammer control and fire maintenance, as well as an overview of heat treatment.