What to know
Learn to forge iron in this intensive beginner skills course in Blacksmithing. We'll start off with basics of tools and safety, and a look at different kinds of forges. There will be some talk of theory, but the emphasis is getting you hands-on practice with an experienced smith and developing basic skills. Projects may include hooks, a dinner bell set or plant-pot hangers, a few handheld chisels and punches, a bottle opener and/or BBQ fork or steak flipper, and a final project of a simple pair of tongs. This will introduce the student to basic forging processes and just enough tool-making to help get you on your way.
You will need leather gloves, closed-toe leather shoes, a long-sleeved shirt, and safety goggles. Class starts at 10:00 a.m. Class usually finishes about 4:00 with a break in the middle for lunch.
Pre-registration required, class is limited to 4 students.
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Taught by Sam Hibbs
Looking for lodging? The Cabins at Dry Creek are located in the park just down the hill from your classroom. These comfortable, climate-controlled duplex rooms are newly remodeled and offer a private bathroom, queen-sized beds, microwave, and refrigerator. We offer discounts for students staying 3 or more nights. Call (870) 269-3871 to book your stay.