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Intro to Blacksmithing : Full Forging Weekend - Level 1

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Cleveland Blacksmithing, LLC

4009 Fulton Court

Cleveland, OH 44113

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Come experience the joy of blacksmithing at Cleveland Blacksmithing located in Cleveland's historic neighborhood of Ohio City. This introductory course is for people who have never forged iron before or want more time to forge after taking Beginners Blacksmithing.

During this weekend long class (Friday night - Sunday afternoon) you’ll have the opportunity to jump right in and start building your skills as a blacksmith. This fun and energetic beginners blacksmithing class guarantees good times and promises enthusiastic hands-on instruction that is simple and informative. By the end of the course, you’ll have gone from a keen interest in blacksmithing to having produced forged ironwork.

1. On Friday evening, 6:30pm-9:30pm, you’ll have the freedom to explore different ways of moving hot metal. Starting with general safety practices, we'll cover basic form of forging iron; heating, stance at the anvil, and hammer swing. Then, we’ll move onto basic hand forging skills at the anvil such as drawing out, scrollwork, and twisting.

2. On Saturday, 11am-5pm, we’ll build upon the techniques we learned from the night before and start building your project. Students can complete as many projects as time allows. You are free to bring your own ideas but popular items include home decor items such as candle holders, brackets, plant hangers or plant stands. Decorative wall art or accent sculpture, bbq tools, camp cookware, outdoor yard accessories, and garden art. *Lunch included.

3. Lastly, on Sunday, 11am-2pm, we’ll start putting all the pieces together and complete your project by applying different finishing techniques intended to highlight and preserve your ironwork.

>> This is a weekend long blacksmithing class meeting on Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday, 11am-5pm w/lunch included, and Sunday, 11am-2pm. Come as you are or bring along a friend with our ‘share-an-anvil’ option! Participants must be able to attend all 3 consecutive weekly class sessions.

>>> Attending this class will prepare you for Intro to Blacksmithing - Level 2

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  • No previous metalworking experience is necessary.
  • Cost includes all steel, fuel, welding consumables and other shop supplies involved in introductory instruction.
  • Class size is limited to ensure everyone receives one on one instruction.
  • Must wear closed toe shoes.

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Cleveland Blacksmithing, LLC

4009 Fulton Court

Cleveland, OH 44113

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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