Fundamentals of Blacksmithing

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These classes are prerequisites for the project classes of each level.

All classes at White Flint Creations are reserved as Private, 1-on-1 Instruction. This gives you the best opportunity to gain as much skill and knowledge as possible. If you’d like to bring a friend, please leave a note when booking so we can prepare. There will be a $50 “Friend Fee” due at the beginning of your class.

OrderClass NameDuration and PriceDescriptionExample
1Intro to Forging2 Hours
In the Introduction to Forging class, participants will make a unique bookmark. Students will learn safety and basic skills necessary to work in the forge environment.
2Bend metal to your will3 hours $180 Next up, students will learn how to bend and move metal at will, by applying careful and strategic use of heat and force.  Students will learn the basics of how to bend and move metal with a hammer at the anvil. 
3Beat metal into submission3.5 hours $200Get ready to swing a hammer!  This time we will be moving a lot of metal, and continuing our progression of skills.  We will learn about drawing and reshaping material while practicing tons of hammer control.
4Cut metal with precision4 hours $225Chisels galore in this step of the progression! Start with some lessons in efficiency and anvil usage. Then move on to how to use hand tools to split your metal.
5Punch metal with holes4 hours $225In the final Fundamentals of Blacksmithing class, learn all about punching and drifting holes in your material.  We will build upon our previous skills extensively, as we work from raw stock to finished product.  Expect to use multiple hand tools and all of your hammer control as you work towards the culminating project. 
Potential projects include keychains and bottle openers of various shapes!

Let’s build something great together!

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