Fundamentals of Blacksmithing

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Class Progression

Bend metal to your will (2-3 hours) $169

In this introductory class, 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.  The project for this lesson is a riveted coat hook, similar to the example shown below.

Beat metal into submission (2-3 hours) $179

In this second class, get 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.

Cut metal with precision (3-4 hours) $189

Chisels galore in this step of the progression!  Learn how to use multiple hand tools while making a decorative twist and splitting your metal. Potential projects include:

  • BBQ Fork
  • Two armed Coat Hook
  • Heart wall hook

Punch metal with holes (2-3 hours) $179

In 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:

  • Railroad Spike Bottle Opener
  • Twisted Vine Bottle Opener
  • Horse Bottle Opener/ Keychain
  • Ram Keychain
  • Wizard Keychain/Bottle Opener

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