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Blacksmithing & Toolmaking

Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire

Course Overview

Get ready to cook over the campfire and learn the basics of blacksmithing by creating your own set of handmade iron cooking tools that you can pack in your trunk, portage in your pack, or break out in the backyard. Students will create tripods, adjustable chain hooks, and grates, as well as cooking accessories. Students will experiment on both a coal forge as well as a gas forge during this workshop. No experience is necessary as the instructor will custom tailor your project to your level of ability.  Experienced blacksmiths are welcome and will be challenged with a few new projects to enjoy. This course is open to students ages 14-15 if accompanied by an adult, 16+ without.

Required Tools

  • Safety glasses (provided, but you may wish to bring your own)
  • Ear protection (provided, but you may wish to bring your own)
  • Leather gloves
  • Jeans
  • Cotton shirts (no nylon clothing)
  • Leather shoes
  • Clothing comfortable to be outdoors

Optional Tools

  • Steel punch
  • Steel chisels
  • Hack saw
  • Vice grips
  • Channel locks
  • Camera
  • Your favorite blacksmithing hammer (non claw types)
  • Good file for steel
  • Tongs or over-sized pliers
  • 4.5" grinder


Thu, Jun 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Jun 5th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $355.00
Materials fee: $160.00

Meet the Instructor

Michael Jones
Mason, WI

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Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire