Blacksmithing Classes

October 14 – 15, 2017: Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

This blacksmithing class will show you how to forge pattern welded Damascus. This class is best for the experienced beginner. It is best if the student is familiar with managing a fire prior to this course. Any of our other blacksmithing courses would suffice as that pre-requisite. If you have a forge at home that you work on, that also counts as experience.
There is a lot of forge welding and power hammer work with this class. Each student will be able to take away all of the Damascus billets they make. From there, you could forge it into whatever shape you would like.
Fire management basics and shop safety will also be covered.  Because of the noise of the power hammer, it is recommended that students bring over the ear hearing protection. We have in-ear plugs available.

We recommend that this class follow some sort of previous experience. It is possible for an ambitious new student to be successful in this class. We let students decide which class is right for them.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, 2017
9am – 4pm both days
Tuition: $249 for the weekend

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how
to get into our facility on weekends.


First Name(s) of Student(s)
Phone – used for cancellation


October 21 – 22, 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Helmet with Fleur 2Build your own helmet! Starting with a simple design, you can customize this helmet to your tastes.
This is a beginning level course suitable for novices including young (10 years old +) smiths. Techniques include: cutting and building to a template, riveting, sheet metal shaping, offsetting, texturing and drilling, to name a few.
Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 21-22, 2017
9am – 4pm both days
Tuition: $249 for the weekend

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how
to get into our facility on weekends.


First Name(s) of Student(s)
Phone – used for cancellation


Oct. 28-29, 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Create a shield with your own emblem ready for mock battles.  This is a beginning level course where you will learn techniques such as (but not limited to) building to a template, riveting, bending, texturing and drilling.
Shield with snakeClass includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.
Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 2017
9am – 4pm both days
Tuition: $249 for the weekend

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how to get into our facility on weekends.


First Name(s) of Student(s)
Phone – used for cancellation



Nov. 11 – 12, 2017: Blacksmithing: Fireplace Tools

Fireplace ToolsLearn how to create a fire poker and shovel that will last for generations. A great way to start your journey into the art of blacksmithing, this course is for the novice through the intermediate smith.   If you wanted to start working on projects at home that require blacksmithing skills, this technique driven class is the one to take; you will leave with functional fire tools.

Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 – 12, 2017
9am – 4pm both days
Tuition: $249 for the weekend

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how to get into our facility on weekends.


Name of Student(s)
Phone – used for cancellation


December 16-17, 2017: Blacksmithing: Musical Metal – Bells

Create a set of bells out of steel.  There will be 3 types of bells created in this class. The sleigh bell is the most popular and we will have enough materials for each student to make more than one if that is what they want to do. There is also the Masonic Cow bell and a small triangle (dinner bell).

Techniques include: Chasing, texturing, dishing, bending, tapering, scrolling, punch & drift

 

This is a two day class, Saturday & Sunday, December 16 & 17, 9am – 4pm both days.

Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging. All safety equipment and materials provided.

Tuition: $249 for the weekend. This is includes materials and instruction.

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information.

 


Name(s) of Student(s)
Phone – used for cancellation