Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset

Perfect for Summer Camp Cooking!  This class project is a campfire cooking tripod, S-hook(s), fry pan, spoon, and fork. Students will learn bending,  ... more ›
August 19  2017: Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset

Blacksmithing: Hinges & Door Pulls

Create a set of custom hinges and door pulls for your gates, doors, or even kitchen cabinets. This class will focus on traditional blacksmithing  ... more ›
August 21, 2017: Blacksmithing: Hinges & Door Pulls

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head worthy of Middle Earth of your own pattern. This is a beginning level course where you will learn all you need to know about shop  ... more ›
August 26 2017:  Blacksmithing:  Build a Spear

Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Make a knife shaped object out of a railroad spike.  We cannot allow you to set the edge of your project at the shop and we do not recommend it, but ... more ›
August 28, 2017: Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Make a knife shaped object out of a railroad spike.  We cannot allow you to set the edge of your project at the shop and we do not recommend it, but ... more ›
Sept. 4, 2017: Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students ... more ›
Sept. 9 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Modern Metalwork and Welding

Our Modern Metalwork & Welding 2-day class is a project driven class focused on welding and fabrication. (This is NOT a blacksmithing class.)  ... more ›
Modern Metalwork and Welding

Gift Certificates

We all have stuff and most don't need more stuff, give the gift of an experience.  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Safety Rules for VIB

The information contained below has been developed in accordance with the following regulations and standards and adapted from the Baylor University  ... more ›