Blacksmithing Basics

  • Overview

    If you have little or no metalworking skills, this is a hands-on, fun, “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in a blacksmith shop while making a decorative iron project to take home. Topics include safety, tools and equipment, and beginning techniques for shaping metal. Small class size guarantees one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge. Dress for working in a shop with a dirt floor, and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only).

    DATES: March 25, April 1 and April 15

    Please bring: Heavy work gloves, eye protection, water bottle