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Blacksmithing & Toolmaking

Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade

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Course Overview

Outfit your own blacksmithing tool chest while developing and refining your skills on the forge. In this course, you will create the set of tools needed to become a backyard blacksmith, while simultaneously learning the basics of blacksmithing. Initial tool projects will include tongs and fire-tending tools. Heat treatment, forging, fire types and more will be covered as you cultivate both your skills and your tools. Chisels and punches will also be crafted as time allows. Forge-welding may be discussed. This class is suitable for beginners and for those who would like to continue their learning. Materials fee includes the use of coal/gas for forgework and the cost of steel, etc.

Dates

Mon, Sep 9th, 2019  –  Wed, Sep 11th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $480.00
Materials fee: $195.00

Required

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • leather gloves
  • jeans
  • cotton shirts (no nylon clothing)
  • leather shoes
  • clothing comfortable to outdoors-in

Optional Tools

  • safety glasses
  • ear protection
  • your favorite blacksmithing hammer (non claw types - 1-3lb hammer)
  • good file for steel
  • tongs or over-sized pliers
  • steel punch
  • steel chisels
  • vice grips
  • channel locks
  • ball-peen hammer(s) and/or heads to be modified into a suitable blacksmithing hammer
  • any hammer heads that you'd like to use (non-claw)
  • camera
  • 4.5" grinder

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Cody Myers
Cody Myers
Foxboro, WI

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Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade - 9/9/2019