Classes

Blacksmithing Classes

Welcome to the Brown County Forge Classes page!

Classes are held at:

611 W. 11th Street

Bay 18

Bloomington, Indiana

Brown County Forge Classes - Bloomington Indiana

Saturdays

Beginner’s Class: 10 AM – 1 PM

Knife Making Class: 2 PM – 6 PM

Sundays

Beginner’s Class: 10 AM – 1 PM

Knife Making Class: 2 PM – 6 PM

 

Beginner’s Classes

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This is a 2-3 hour class covering the basic blacksmithing skills of drawing out, upsetting, bending, quenching, and scrolling.

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

A great class for:

  • Bachelor parties
  • Birthday gifts
  • Anniversary gifts
  • Father’s and Mother’s Day gifts
  • Company outings

Hundreds of class photos and videos are available on Facebook. Read more about what Taking a Class is like step-by-step here.

Class Size: 1-4 people

Class Fee: $120 per person

(Paid by credit/debit card or check to reserve your spot.)

How to schedule a class:

  • Contact Terran at browncountyforge@gmail.com to pick your date after checking the Class Calendar.
  • To reserve your spots, pay the class fee using the orange button below.

 

Gift certificates are available. 

“[Terran is] a good teacher. It takes having the gift to do it well.” – David B.

Basic Knife Making

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“This. Is. AWESOME.” – Alex S.

This is a 4-hour class covering the basics of hand-forging a knife from common materials (railroad spikes).

We will cover:

  • Proper hammering technique
  • Hardening
  • Quenching
  • Tempering
  • Grinding
  • Polishing
  • Sharpening

No prior experience required.

You will leave the class with a knife to take home.

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Class Size: 1-4 people

Class Fee: $220 per person

(Paid by credit/debit card or check to reserve your spot.)

How to schedule a class:

  • Contact Terran at browncountyforge@gmail.com to pick your date after checking the Class Calendar.
  • To reserve your spots, pay the class fee using the orange button below.

 

Gift certificates are available.

Open Shop Time

Come swing hammers at hot metal during the week! Book 1-3 hours of shop time in the evening to do solo work (Quick tutorials on forging basics provided as needed.)

Although the blacksmith will be on-site for safety and liability reasons, this is not a structured class. This is a self-guided forging opportunity.

You are welcome to bring your own materials or use some standard stock sizes available at the shop.

Limit: 2 people per hour.

Cost: $25/hour per person

Available Dates: Most weeknights are open. Contact Terran to book an evening.

How to book shop time:

  • Contact Terran with the evening and time you’d like at browncountyforge@gmail.com.
  • Reserve your time slot using the button below.

Shop Time



Legal Details and Age Requirements

Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

I require a signed accident waiver from each of my students on the day of class which I will provide.

Age Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old. If you are under 18 and over 14 years old, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cancellation Policy

We can work together to reschedule a class, but if you have to cancel please do it at least 1 week before your class date. You will be refunded your class fee minus 10% for the cancellation.