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The Smith comes to you and your equipment

Carl comes to your place and your set-up outside*.

Using your equipment, we can get you started, work on technique, form, and understanding, tweaking equipment, suggesting and maybe implementing improvements... or push you along in your skill-building.
We can also can arrange to do any of our usual classes, from
A Taste of Blacksmithing to The DIY Off-the-Grid Guerilla Patternwelded Billet or a class/lesson/session to suit the student(s) needs, interests, and abilities.

At your forge we can accommodate one or two maybe even three students who are from the same epidemiologic bubble/pod/unit.

Most aspects of this experience are negotiable.

This is a privately-arranged class, Forge-to-Go sessions listed below have been scheduled by someone for themselves.
If you are here to register for a session, please be sure you are doing so for the right one.

If you'd like to discuss scheduling a Smith-to-Go session, please call Carl at 781 81oxide (781 816 9433) after 10am.
Calling is best, emails and texts can get lost in the flood.

*In this Covid time, I'm being _very_very_ cautious and am reluctant to go indoors.

Gift Certificates for Smith-to-Go are available.

Class length is negotiable, but typically 3 hours    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
$100/hr, 2 hours minimum
Travel more than an hour from Waltham will be a bit extra per student
Maximum 4 students


A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2023.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

Students and onlookers will be properly masked and reasonably distanced (6') or if unmasked, at least 12' away from the instructor.
Students shall not be displaying Covid symptoms.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
Add yourself to the Notification List for this class.
(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

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 Smith-to-Go and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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