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Interested in booking a blacksmithing class? Scroll down to see class details and how to reserve your class date!

BEGINNERS BLACKSMITHING CLASSES

 

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

You will learn how to hand-forge a project using a forge, anvil, hammers, and tongs.

We will cover:

  • Blacksmith Hammers and Techniques
  • Using Tongs to Hold Hot Metal
  • How to Start and Finish Your First Project
  • Where to Find Anvils and Forges
  • How to Set Up Your Home Forge
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CLASS DETAILS:

2022 Dates:

JAN: No spots available.

FEB: No spots available.

MAR: 3/2 (1 spot left), 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Don’t know a date yet? See below.

Duration: Single session

Time:   1 PM – 4 PM

Size:   2 people

Min. Age:  16 years old (with parent or guardian present)

Cost:   $150 per person

Book a Class by contacting us: browncountyforge@gmail.com.

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KNIFE MAKING FUNDAMENTALS CLASS

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  • In this knife making fundamentals 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
          • Blacksmithing techniques
          • When to Harden Steel
          • Why and How to Quench
          • The Purpose of Tempering
          • How to Grind Knife Profiles
          • Hand-sharpening techniques

      You will finish the class with a knife you forged

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

      CLASS DETAILS:

      2022 Dates:

      JAN: No spots available.

      FEB: No spots available.

      MAR: 3/3, 3/4 (1 spot left), 3/10, 3/17, 3/18, 3/24, 3/25 (1 spot left)

      Don’t know a date yet? See below.

      Duration: Single session

      Time:   1 PM – 5 PM

      Size:   2 people

      Min. Age:  16 years old (with parent or guardian present)

      Cost:   $240 per person (for a weekday class)

      Book a Class by contacting us: browncountyforge@gmail.com.

      Need a Gift Certificate, but don’t know what date will work?

      Contact us at browncountyforge@gmail.com to set it up.

      Want to Learn Blacksmithing Today?

      Online Blacksmith Class Options Available Now:

      Blacksmithing for Beginners – $57

      Simple Knife Making – $57

      Gold Package – Simple Knife Making and Blacksmithing for Beginners Bundle – $97

      To preview each of the courses, click the links above.

      I built three online courses with the blacksmithing beginner in mind. These courses are based on the in-person classes I’ve been teaching since 2016.

      • All Ages Welcome.
      • Learn at your own pace.
      • Get a solid foundation.
      • Find out how to save on equipment.
      • Learn Knife Making and/or Blacksmithing Fundamentals.
      • Over 55 Video lessons in the Gold Package.

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      Where are Blacksmith Classes Held?

      “Find a blacksmith near me.”

      In-person 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 16 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?

      Weekday class bookings are preferred. If you have weekday availability, you will enjoy a 20% discount on the weekend rate.

      • Will I be able to complete the project?

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

      Sometimes folks need some assistance, but we’ll work together to get it done.

      • Is there a forge class near me?

      Absolutely! Brown County Forge is centrally located in southern Indiana. We’ve had students from across the Midwest and around the world attend classes in our Bloomington shop.

      Legal Details and Age Requirements

      Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

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

      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 16 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 reschedule please do it at least 3 weeks before your class date. This allows me time to fill your spot(s) without negatively impacting fellow students and Brown County Forge.

      Please read the full Class Cancellation and Reschedule Policy.

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