Beyond Beginner Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

What can you expect from this course?

Beyond Beginner- This intense two-day format that builds on the skills learned in the fundamental forging courses. Although there is not a formal prerequisite to this course, this 2-day course is intense and you are in for a workout and steep learning curve if you haven't done any forging, but if you like a challenge and are up for it, jump in. The following weekend projects will help you get your own tools made for you to build your toolbox. These courses include discussion of techniques, demonstrations and lot of practice in front of the forge. You will go home with the tools that you made.

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Beyond Beginner Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

What can you expect from this course?

Beyond Beginner- This intense two-day format that builds on the skills learned in the fundamental forging courses. Although there is not a formal prerequisite to this course, this 2-day course is intense and you are in for a workout and steep learning curve if you haven't done any forging, but if you like a challenge and are up for it, jump in. The following weekend projects will help you get your own tools made for you to build your toolbox. These courses include discussion of techniques, demonstrations and lot of practice in front of the forge. You will go home with the tools that you made.

Punches, Riveting Tools and Tongs - N11942

Date: January 22 - January 23, 2022

Cost: $399+ GST 

This intense two-day class builds on the skills learned in the fundamental forging courses. The following weekend projects will help you in making your own tools for you to add to your toolbox. This course includes a discussion of techniques, demonstrations, and lots of practice in front of the forge. You will go home with the tools that you made. skills learned:

  • learn how to make tongs
  • learn how to make riveting tools
  • learn how to make 2 chisels from 3/8 square stock

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Scrolls, Circles and Rivets - Garden Trivet - N11943

Date: March 26 - March 27, 2022

Cost: $399+ GST 

This intense two-day class builds on the skills learned in the fundamental forging courses. You will be creating a small ornamental trivet, learning about collaring, making leaves, riveting, manipulating metal into a circle, (a lot harder than it sounds), and creating scrolls. You do not need to have taken fundamental forging but some experience will make your day go smoother or just be super adventurous and jump right in. You do not need to have taken earlier forging courses, but be aware these are more advanced skills. Skills learned:

  • collaring
  • leaf making
  • riveting
  • scrollwork
  • working with a circumference PPE

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You DO NOT NEED to have completed fundamental forging but some experience will make your day go smoother, or just be super adventurous and jump right in! PPE MUST BRING SAFETY GLASSES, leather shoes, long hair should be tied back and NO HAIR SPRAY, a bandana is recommended to cover your hair.