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Blacksmith Class Reviews - Brown County Forge

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Brown County Forge Classes - Bloomington Indiana

BEGINNERS BLACKSMITHING CLASSES

Beginner Blacksmithing Classes - Indiana - Brown County Forge
Fire pokers with twists.

In your 2-3 hour Beginners Blacksmithing class, we will cover the blacksmithing skills of drawing out, upsetting, bending, quenching, and scrolling.

You will hand-forge a project to take home using our anvils, hammers, tongs, and forge. Past projects have been fire pokers, wall hooks, S hooks, bottle openers, and keychains.

All forging equipment is provided.

  • Great for Christmas Gifts, Birthdays, Father’s Day, and Bachelor Parties!

See what past students have to say about Brown County Forge on the Reviews Page.

CLASS DETAILS:

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (single class session)

Size:   2 – 3 people

Cost:  $120 per person

Min. Age:  14 with parent or guardian present

Class Dates:

2020:

NOVEMBER:  No Dates Left.

DECEMBER:  No Dates Left.

Need a Christmas gift certificate? Book a specific date below or purchase an open-ended gift certificate. Email browncountyforge@gmail.com for details!

2021:

JANUARY:  No Dates Left.

FEBRUARY:  No Dates Left.

MARCH5 (1 spot left), 12 (1 spot left), 26

APRIL2 (1 spot left), 9, 16, 23, 30

To Book a Date:

KNIFE MAKING FUNDAMENTALS

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  • In this knife making class, we go through the process of hand-forging blades. 
  • You will start with raw material (railroad spikes) and hammer out a knife you designed.
  • Important: You don’t need past experience to forge a knife of your own.

      In class, you will learn:

          • How to forge a knife from start to finish
          • Techniques in blacksmithing
          • When to Harden Steel
          • Why and How to Quench
          • The Purpose of Tempering
          • How to Grind Knife Profiles
          • Hand-sharpening techniques

      You will leave the class with a knife you forged

      Railroad Spike Knife - Brown County Forge

      See what past students have to say about Brown County Forge and Terran Marks as an instructor on the Reviews Page.
       

      CLASS DETAILS:

      Time:   2 PM – 6 PM (single class session)

      Size:   2 – 3 people

      Cost:  $240 per person

      Min. Age:   14 with parent or guardian present

      Class Dates:

      2020:

      NOVEMBER:  No Dates Left.

      DECEMBER:  No Dates Left.

      Need a Christmas gift certificate? Book a specific date below or purchase an open-ended gift certificate. Email browncountyforge@gmail.com for details!

      2021:

      JANUARY: No Dates Left.

      FEBRUARY: No Dates Left.

      MARCH:  All March weekend classes are full. Some weekday spots available upon request.

      APRIL17 (1 spot left), 24 (1 spot left)

      MAY1, 8, 15, 29

      To Book a Date: 

      Want to Learn Blacksmithing Right Now?

      I built an online course with the blacksmithing beginner in mind.

      • Learn at your own pace.
      • Get a solid foundation.
      • Find out how to save on equipment.
      • Learn Knife Making and Blacksmithing Fundamentals.
      • Over 55 Video-based lessons.

      Preview the Course for Free Here

      Where are Blacksmith Classes Held?

      Blacksmith Classes are held at:

      Brown County Forge

      611 W. 11th Street

      Bay 18

      Bloomington, Indiana 47404

      Email: browncountyforge@gmail.com

      FAQs:

      • Is there an age limit at Brown County Forge?

      All students must be at least 14 years old with a parent or guardian present for in-person classes. Online classes are open to All Ages.

      • Can I book a weekday class?

      Sometimes weekends get busy. If you’d like to secure an appointment during the week, it’s as simple as:

      We can talk about available dates and get you swinging hammers in no time!

      • Will I be able to complete the project?

      Yes! Every student completes their project by the end of class.

      Terran has taught hundreds of people how to do this with a 100% success rate.  

      Legal Details and Age Requirements

      Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

      A signed accident and liability waiver is required before forging. Forms are provided when you arrive at the shop.

      Age Requirements

      If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian is not required to take the class with you, but they must stay on-site.

      Minimum age is 14 years old.

      Class Cancellation and Reschedule Policy

      Let’s work together to reschedule a class!

      Contact me here to reschedule: browncountyforge@gmail.com

      If you have to cancel or reschedule please do it at least 2 weeks before your class date. This allows me time to fill your spot(s) without risking damage to the business.

      Please read the full Class Cancellation and Reschedule Policy.

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