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Basics of Blacksmithing

We no longer offer Basics as a monolithic class, the same content is in our Rudiments I, II, and III classes.

You will be exposed to the basics of the language of blacksmithing. From "smash-it-flat" to forge welding. There will be practice pieces, exercises, samplers, problems, and actual projects all aimed at building your smithing vocabulary and fluency. By the end of the series you should be well on your way to thinking like a blacksmith.


Instructor: Carl West
Tuition to be determined.
Class size is limited to 4 students (one per forge).


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

The student ought to have taken our A Taste of Blacksmithing class or our Forged Bottle Opener class or have some amount of smithing experience already.

Dates and Times:

This class is either:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.

If you're interested in taking Basics of Blacksmithing and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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