Fundamental Forging

Blacksmith works on horseshoe

What can you expect from this program/course?

Learn basic blacksmith skills in a hands-on course. The course includes an overview of safety, tools, and forge management. You will go home with at least one finished project. This is a great opportunity for you to be creative and learn a heritage skill.

Fundamental Forging: Level 1

Learn basic Blacksmithing in a 1-day course

Skills learned:

  • Safety
  • tools and forge management
  • Drawing out, flattening
  • Punching holes forming scrolls, leaves, and twists.
  • you will be completing 2 projects that showcase your skill.
    1. larger gauge metal – making a hook, hoof pick
    2. smaller gauge metal- smaller project such as a pendant, bracelet or key chain

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.

Credentials: Non-credit
Program Dates:

  • Sept 21,2019
  • January 25,2020
  • April 18,2020

Length of Program: 1 Day (7 Hours)
Delivery Method: Olds Campus
Applications Deadline: Minimum enrolment requirements must be met 1-week prior to class date.
Costs: $199 + GST
Required Text & Materials: Please wear safety boots and cotton clothing (heavy jeans or fire retardant coveralls are best and easiest). Bring a cross pein or ball pein hammer to use. There will be some extras in class if you do not have one. If you already have forging tongs please bring them. Otherwise there will be some available for use

Fundamental Forging: Level 2

Expand on the skills you learned in level 1.  You DO NOT NEED to have completed level one, but some experience will make your day go smoother. or just be super adventurous and jump right in!

Skills learned:

  • Learn to rivet two pieces of forged material together,
  • learn  chiseling to make the split scroll ends
  • Twisting  joinery,
  • riveting and or collaring ( connecting several pieces together)
  • Rasping and filing
  • The finished project will be a candle holder
  • Some experience is helpful but not required to enroll.

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.

Credentials: Non-credit
Program Dates:

  • October 19, 2019
  • February 22,2020

Length of Program: 1 Day (7 Hours)
Delivery Method: Olds Campus
Applications Deadline: Minimum enrolment requirements must be met 1-week prior to class date.
Costs: $199 + GST
Required Text & Materials: Please wear safety boots and cotton clothing (heavy jeans or fire retardant coveralls are best and easiest). Bring a cross pein or ball pein hammer to use. There will be some extras in class if you do not have one. If you already have forging tongs please bring them. Otherwise there will be some available for use