Hammer, Anvil, and Forge

October 16-18, 2020

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, Fri-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-12pm

Instructor: Mike Kazmerski

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Description

Learn traditional methods of forging steel on a coal forge, hammering it into handy hooks of many shapes, and even working it into decorative leaves for key rings and other uses. You’ll learn how to set up the fire in the forge, how to handle hammers and tongs, and how to twist iron with the vise. This beginning class will get you started in the black art and you’ll soon be ready for more.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 6

Instructor Mike Kazmerski

Student Supply List
Wear natural fiber clothing (cotton/wool) and closed-toe shoes. Bring safety glasses if you have them. Please bring your own inexpensive, leather palm, cotton backed work gloves.

  • Tuition $230
  • Materials Fee $10
  • Fuel & Supply Charge $15

Instructor

Photo of Mike Kazmerski

Mike Kazmerski

Mike started his career in blacksmithing seven or eight years ago in his backyard with one hammer and one simple forge. He tried following blacksmithing videos on YouTube, then turned to members of the Upper Midwest Blacksmithing Association where he learned skills from guys who'd been forging "as long as I've been alive." In a short time he was helping to teach a class at Centaur and joined UMBA.…Read More

Mike started his career in blacksmithing seven or eight years ago in his backyard with one hammer and one simple forge. He tried following blacksmithing videos on YouTube, then turned to members of the Upper Midwest Blacksmithing Association where he learned skills from guys who’d been forging “as long as I’ve been alive.” In a short time he was helping to teach a class at Centaur and joined UMBA. A little later he was elected to the board, took on more Centaur classes, and then found himself a full-time job as a blacksmith fabricator. “I’m still continuing to learn and hope to continue to grow. And I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others.”

Workshops

Hammer, Anvil and Forge

Blacksmithing a Camping Set

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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