July 21-26: Blacksmithing: Intermediate/Advanced Class – Build a Power Hammer

As an Intermediate workshop, it is assumed you have worked with a coal fire previously.


This year we are hosting Clay Spencer. Clay will lead a group through the building of their own power hammer.

Students can expect to work on their skills of forging to accurate dimensions, design and engineering, and team building.

The class will be held in July . Class hours will be 8 to 5 Monday through Thursday.  Mon – Thurs we can go later if needed. There will be goals to achieve each day and we will go longer if those goals are incomplete.

Tuition is $2500 and includes materials, fuel, and standard safety equipment. We have plenty of tools at the school, but if you have a favorite hammer, please bring it along. You will leave with what you make and the remainder of the materials prescribed for the project.

Sunday – Thursday, July 21-26, 2019

8am – 5pm Sun – Thurs
Tuition: $2500 for the week

Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing
200 W 12th Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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.

Registration is complete when the payment is complete. We will contact you with information about how to get into the industrial complex with the email you provide. We are not responsible for you not entering your email address correctly.

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