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