Prerequisite: None. This is the first class to take.
Date: November 12, 2023
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Adam’s Forge
Start Smithing! The Ancient DIY Craft.
Not sure what blacksmithing is or if you’re really interested? This workshop is for you! Come watch a demonstration and then give it a try in the forge with the help of one of our intrepid instructors.
The pre-industrial art of blacksmithing has existed since the ancient times – copper making at high-temperature dates as far back as 5,000 BCE!
Projects are simple and will give you a taste of what hot forging is about. In this 4 hour workshop you’ll get an introduction to our forge and tools, learn how to work safely, and learn the fundamental techniques of blacksmithing. And you’ll come home with a useful barbecue tool that you forged on your own!
Come discover blacksmithing for yourself!
The minimum age to register for this class is 12 years old. All students between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while at the Forge.
HYDRATION: If you’re not sweating you’re probably not doing it right. Please bring something non-alcoholic to drink. Water works perfectly!
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING (COTTON, WOOL, or LEATHER): Nonflammable material is REQUIRED at all times. Tee shirts and jeans are perfect.
FOOTWEAR (LEATHER, COTTON): Nonflammable and with the toes covered to protect the feet from the constant production of hot and sharp metal fragments which rain down on the feet constantly is REQUIRED at all times. A steel toe is optional and provides protection against a dropped hammer or work piece. Boots, with the pants outside the boot top will prevent the hot and sharp metal fragments from getting in and burning your feet.
Tools and equipment are provided without extra charge.
Eye protection is mandatory. Please bring your own safety glasses, or we can provide a new unused pair at no additional cost.
Gloves are optional. We recommend that you bring a pair in case you have trouble getting hot pieces in and out of the forge. If you decide you need a pair on the day of your class you can purchase them from Adam’s Forge for $7.00.
Please note: All classes are released for member-only early registration for one week before they’re available for general registration. If you’re unable to add this class to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!