Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

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 ›
Nov. 24, 2017: Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Fork & Spoon

Make a spoon & a fork shaped object out of a railroad spike! If you have already made the knife, the spoon & fork would complete your set ... more ›
Nov. 25, 2017: Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Fork & Spoon

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 ›
Dec. 9 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

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  ... more ›
December 16 2017: Blacksmithing: Musical Metal - Bells

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head. This is a beginning level course suitable for the novice and up. There will be a lot of hot forge work in this class. Also covered ... more ›
Dec. 30 2017:  Blacksmithing:  Build a Spear

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  ... more ›
January 20 2018: 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

Give the gift of an experience!  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We will mail you the certificate after purchase for  ... 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 ›