May 04 2024

Beginning Blacksmithing

Learn the basics of lighting and tending the coal fire in the forge; handling hammers, tongs, and anvil; and working metal. Students will spend the morning learning how to draw and form steel to make a simple hook. In the afternoon, students will learn additional skills while making a heart shaped wall hook. We will be using mild steel for the projects. Students can try other things at the end of the day, time and energy permitting.