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 coal 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 early 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. 20 hours of instruction and supervision.

The class schedule for basic blacksmithing classes for 2017. Class dates are filled by calling me and paying a deposit. The cost of the class is $300.00 witch covers all materials and lunch both days. 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.

Jan 21-22 2017 Basic Class 

Jan 28-29 2017 Basic Class

Feb 11-12 2017 Basic class

Feb 25-26 2017 Basic Class

Mar 18-19 2017 Basic Class

Apr 8-9 2017 Basic Class

Apr 22-23 2017 Forge Building Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify.

May 6-7 2017 Basic class

May 20-21 2017 BLADE Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify

June 3-4 2017 Basic class

June 17-18 2017 TOOL Class,must have taken a basic class to qualify

July 22-23 2017 Basic Class

Aug 12-13 2017 Basic Class

Aug 20 7th annual tool swap meet and BBQ.

Aug 26-27 2017 Tool Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify

Sep 9-10 2017 Basic Class

Sep 23-24 2017 Blade Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify

Oct 28-29 2017 Basic Class

Oct PBA fall Conference, watch how for details.

Nov 11-12 2017 Damascus class, must have taken a basic class to qualify

Dec 9-10 2017 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


32 Responses to CLASSES 2017

  1. The classes this weekend were the most fun I have had in years. I really appreciated your attention to safety. On behalf of my son, Jake, thank you.

  2. Chase Erickson says:

    Hello. I would be interested in taking classes however working shift work and being in the militairy somewhat hinders my ability to take them. Is their any way I could work around that?

  3. Hi Case, send me your contact info and a good time to call. Thanks Elmo

  4. pattiekat says:

    I’m interested in the basic blacksmithing class and blade class for my husband. What are the meeting times for the classes, is it an all day workshop? Also, how much does it cost and what tools are required?

    Thank you so much,

  5. Mike Bailey says:

    would I need to take the basic class and tool class before I take the blade class?

  6. Mike Bailey says:

    Also, is the basic class for adults?

  7. Ian Tyler says:

    I have taken the basic class and had some one-on-one instruction. Elmo is a great instructor and it is a lot of fun! I would highly recommend taking one of his classes!


  8. Donald Smith says:

    Hey where are classes held I live in Omaha Nebraska are you close? And do you do payment plans?

  9. Tina Sondgeroth says:

    Would love to bring my son up to see what blacksmithing is about. He is 13. Is your November 11/12 class available for this year? If so, how can I get him registered?

  10. Philip Simpson says:

    How much are the blade classes?

  11. Trinity Jensen says:

    Is there a minimum age for class? My son will be 16 on July 4. He has taken a basic wielding class and is interested in pursuing a career in wielding and blacksmithing. We would be interested in your basic class scheduled for the end of July.

  12. Jake Wild says:

    I don’t get off work until 5:30 then have a previously scheduled event until 7:15 ish but I was interested in taking your basic class.

  13. Nicole Dempsey says:

    Is there an age requirement? Our son would really like to attend it with his dad?

  14. Kari Casady says:

    Do you have openings in the basic classes in October 2017?

  15. David lane says:

    I’m interested in blacksmithing and was wondering what all it takes to start. I’ve been watching Alec Steele on YouTube and he’s the person who’s gotten me interested in it. So I’d like to know more if possible. Thank you.

  16. Jeff Swope says:

    Wanting classes in knife making and basics in in forging

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