Introduction to Blacksmithing


Introduction to Blacksmithing begins on June 22, Friday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm in C Building.

Forging steel is a physically and mentally rewarding experience.  The rewards continue when you eventually use what you 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

Dates: 6/22 – 6/24/2018

6/22 – Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6/23 – Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (one hour for lunch 12 – 1)
6/23 – Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
6/24 – Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $125
Location: C110
Section: 55243

Limit Class Size to 8

You may register via the following methods:

  1. Online (click the button below)
  2. Walk-in registration held Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall, Main Campus; or
  3. Download and Fax the Registration-Form. Our fax number is (828) 448-6179.


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