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Brown County Forge Reviews

Your Place for Hands-on Blacksmith Classes in Indiana.

Limited Knife Making and Beginners Blacksmithing spots left for 2020!

Brown County Forge Classes - Bloomington Indiana

If you’d like to get into one of our last few classes, please read the class descriptions below and contact Terran Marks, the owner of Brown County Forge, at browncountyforge@gmail.com.

BEGINNER’S BLACKSMITH CLASS [OPEN]ES

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Fire pokers with twists.

In your personal 2-3 hour 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 Birthdays, Father’s Day, Bachelor Parties, and Christmas Gifts!

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

CLASS DETAILS:

Time:   2 PM – 5 PM (single session)

Size:   2 people

Cost:  $120 per person

Min. Age:  14 with parent or guardian present

Open Dates:

August: 8/23 (2 spots)

October: 10/11 (1 spot)

Need a weekday class? Send an email to the address below.

To Book:

Email Terran Marks (the owner) at browncountyforge@gmail.com to book your spots (credit card required).

Find out what taking a class at Brown County Forge is like here.

KNIFE MAKING FUNDAMENTALS CLASS [OPEN]

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“This is awesome!” – Alex S.

  • 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 people

      Cost: $220 per person

      Min. Age:  14 with parent or guardian present

      Open Dates:

      September: Labor Day 9/7 (1 spot), 9/20 (1 spot)

      October: 10/3 (1 spot), 10/10 (2 spots), 10/17 (2 spots), 10/24 (2 spots)

      Need a weekday class? Send an email to the address below.

      To Book:

      Email Terran Marks (the owner) at browncountyforge@gmail.com to book your spots (credit card required).

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      • Over 55 Video-based lessons.

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      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.

      Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Let’s work together to reschedule a class!

      Contact me here to reschedule: browncountyforge@gmail.com

      If you have to cancel please do it at least 2 weeks before your class date. This allows me time to fill your spot(s). 

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