If hitting a piece of white hot steel with a hammer sounds like fun, this class is for you! Step back in time and witness the once familiar scene of the village blacksmith churning away before a blazing hot fire, showering themselves with pin-point sparks of light with each ping against the anvil. Once a familiar scene the automation of the industrial revolution changed all that.
Now you can have the opportunity to see what being a blacksmith was like, without investing in a shop or equipment. Learn the tools of the trade and their uses. Learn proper hammer control and techniques.
Classes will be held periodically throughout the year, and consist of all day Saturday through late afternoon and all day Sunday. Class size will be limited to six students to provide ample individual attention.
At the end of the class each student goes home with a working knowledge of almost all the processes and techniques that a blacksmith needs, and several functional pieces of art that they have made entirely themselves.
This weekend course is designed for those with an interest in blacksmithing but have no previous experience. We cover the fundamentals as to what is needed to be a blacksmith including safety, tools, resources, and references. 16 + hours of instruction and supervision.
The class schedule for basic blacksmithing classes for 2018. Class dates are filled by calling me and paying a $100. deposit. The cost of the class is $300.00 witch covers all materials and lunch both days. Demaskus , Blade and Tool classes cost more due to the price of tool steel , call for price. Classes are four to six (4-6) students in size and are 9 to 5 both days. You can schedule an out of cycle class for your group but must fill the class. Class dates are subject to change, but we try not to.
If you are not able to make your class date your deposit will be applied to a future class if you have given me time to fill your spot.
Jan 20-21 2018 Metro CC class FULL
Jan 27-28 2018 Basic Class FULL
Feb 10-11 2018 Blade class FULL
Feb 24-25 2018 Basic Class FULL
Mar 10-11 2018 Basic Class FULL
MAR 24-25 2018 Basic Class FULL
Apr 7-8 2018 Basic Class FULL
Apr 21-22 2018 MEtro CC Basic Class
May 12-13 2018 Basic class
May TBD 2018 BLADE Class, canceled due to schedul conflict
June 2-3 2018 Basic class
June 16-17 2018 TOOL Class,must have taken a basic class to qualify
July 14 – 15 2018 Basic Class
Aug 25-26 2018Basic Class
Aug 11 9th annual tool swap meet and BBQ.
Sep 8-9 2018 Basic Class
Sep 22-23 2018 Tool Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify
Oct 6-7 2018 Basic Class
Oct 27-28 2018 Basic Class
Sep 29 thru Oct 2,PBA fall Conference, watch how for details.
Nov 3-4 2018 Basic Class
Nov 17-18 2018 Damascus class, must have taken a basic class to qualify
Dec 8-9 2018 BLADE CLASS,must have taken a basic class to qualify.
Dates may change due to events beyond my control. A $100 deposit guarantees your spot in the class. Deposits are non refundable but can be moved to another class date if there is enough time to fill your class seat. I will work with you.
Thanks Elmo Diaz, 402-680-9626