Hi there! I’m Terran Marks, the owner of Brown County Forge.
At the best of times, blacksmithing is an inherently dangerous activity. With COVID-19 we’re adding another element to the mix.
What follows is a summary of what I’m doing at the shop to keep it as safe as possible.
The following COVID-19 safety measures apply to Classes and general visitors:
- Maintain 6 feet of distance between everyone in the shop.
- White markings have been placed on the floor at 6-foot intervals.
- Bring your own PPE if possible.
- I will disinfect my stock of safety glasses after each use. I will always have disposable ear plugs available. I have many pairs of leather gloves, but recommend you bring your own.
- Links to Recommended PPE are available at the bottom of this page.
- Masks are encouraged for peace of mind as much as health.
- Instead of shaking hands, I’ll be greeting you with a friendly smile and a wave.
- This is a tough one since I enjoy greeting people, but it’s important.
- If you feel ill within 14 days of the class, please contact me to reschedule.
- This means that you should have no symptoms of any illness inside of 14 days before class.
- If in doubt, follow CDC guidelines.
Safety glasses are top priority in the shop to protect eyes from fast-moving pieces of metal, dust, and sparks. 3M makes my personal favorite linked below:
Leather gloves are optional, but can be helpful protection against heat, sparks, and sharing hammers and tongs. I prefer Wells Lamont, but any all-leather glove will do the trick.
Have a Question?
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday through Sunday if you have any questions.
Thanks and See You Soon!