June 29, 2018 N/A
Dates: 6/29 - 7/01/2018
6/29 - Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6/30 - Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (one hour for lunch 12 - 1)
6/30 - Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
7/01 - Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Limit Class Size to 8
Introduction to Blacksmithing: Fundamentals of Forging
Forging steel is a physically and mentally rewarding experience. The rewards continue when
you are able to use what you have made! In this intensive weekend class, we will learn the
basics of forging steel, while creating a functional item for use in the home, cabin, and camp.
We will cover safety, basic tooling, and the fundamentals of tapers, scrolls, hooks, twisting,
upsetting, and much more. Students will complete a cumulative project; and, if time allows,
forge their own creations. All levels welcome!
Course Timeline (subject to change)
● 1st Night (6-9pm):
Safety, Tools, Forging (Hammer Control, Tongs, Physical efficiency)
Hooks: Drawing out tapers, Shoulders, Scrolls, Twists
● 1st Morning (9-12):
Hooks: More Twists, Bends, Punching
Door Pulls: Shoulders, More tapers, Swagging, Hammer techniques
● 1st Afternoon (1-4):
Project Time: Coat/Pot Rack Assembly
● 2nd Morning (9-12):
Project Day and Free Forging
Signing Up for a Personal Enrichment Class
Continuing Education classes offered through our Workforce and Professional Development Division, have a pre-registration policy, with the exception of Fire/Rescue, EMT/EMS, Law Enforcement, HRD and CTP program areas. You must register and pay any registration fees two business days/48 business hours prior to the start date of the class. For example, if the class starts on Monday, the last day to register is Thursday. For information, please contact our Records and Registration Department at (828) 448-6046.
You may register via the following methods:
- Online (click the button below)
- Walk-in registration held Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall, Main Campus; or
- Download and Fax the Registration-Form. Our fax number is (828) 448-6179.