$225

Introductory Blacksmithing Course

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Cleveland Blacksmithing

4009 Fulton Court

Cleveland, OH 44113

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Have you ever wanted to learn blacksmithing? Come try your hand at forging iron at Cleveland Blacksmithing located in Cleveland's historic neighborhood of Ohio City.

>> This is a 3-week class meeting on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (March 20, 27, & April 3). Participants must be able to attend all class sessions. No previous metalworking experience necessary.

Class 1:

“Get your hands hot” : Learn your way around a blacksmith shop including general safety practices, learning to light a forge, and the basic tools used in this age old craft. We'll go over basic form of forging iron; heating, stance at the anvil and hammer swing.You'll take your first crack at hammering hot metal on an anvil!

Class 2:

“Taper & Twist” : Get down to the business of forging and making a point. Mostly at-the-anvil instruction. Make a few useful wall hooks and get started on a few more utilitarian pieces like fire pokers, candle holders, etc. Have a first try at twisting a hot iron bar.

Class 3:

“Bending & Scrolling” : Learn continued basics of decorative shaping and apply them to coming away with a few more awesome household pieces! A variety of traditional snub-end, fishtail, and Art Nouveau scrolls will be discussed. Other bending/shaping topics to be discussed on request.

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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.
  • Must wear closed toe shoes.
  • BYOB if you'd like.
  • Class size is limited to ensure everyone receives one on one instruction.


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