Sept. 9-10, 2017: 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 can leave with a complete tool.


This course is suitable for the ambitious novice or the experienced beginner. We do not recommend this course to young smiths (10 yr) unless that smith is ready for some serious physical work! This course has been completed successfully by young smiths in the past. Those smiths have been really motivated.

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

Saturday and Sunday, Sept 9-10, 2017

9am – 4pm both days

Tuition: $249 covers materials and instruction for the duration of 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.


This class is full. Check out the other Hatchet Offerings:

Feb 24-25, 2018

April 21-22, 2018

June 30 – July 1, 2018

Oct 27-28, 2018

Dec 8-9, 2018