Online Blacksmith Classes

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Free Online Blacksmithing Course

Blacksmithing for Beginners – Free Online Blacksmithing Course


This is a series of online lessons and quizzes made for people new to blacksmithing, specifically kids.

The mini course contains 7 sections:

  • Anvils
  • Forges
  • Hammers and Tongs
  • Metal
  • Personal Safety
  • Shop Layout

To join the course, sign up at

Ready to learn even more and get step-by-step video lessons? Take a look at The Blacksmith’s Apprentice Course below.

The Blacksmith’s Apprentice – Online Course

Blacksmith's Apprentice Online Blacksmithing Course


This is a structured series of video lessons that I filmed at Brown County Forge.

If your child is more of a visual learner, this is a great way to learn and practice at home.

Here is a bulleted list of the 30+ Lessons in the course:

  • Anvils
    • Anvil Anatomy
    • Anvil Stands
    • My Top Anvil Picks
    • Buying Anvils – How to get a good price.
  • Forges
    • Gas vs. Coal Forges
    • Buying vs. Building Forges
    • Lighting the Forge
    • Forge Safety – Ventilation
    • Forging Temperature and Color
    • Buying Forges
  • Hammers
    • Hammer Types
    • Cross Peen – The Blacksmith’s Hammer
    • Hammering Techniques
    • Buying Hammers
  • Tongs
    • Tongs Basics
    • Tong Techniques
    • Buying vs. Making Tongs
  • Metal
    • The Steel Primer for Blacksmiths
    • Spark Test for Carbon Content
    • Finishing Steel
    • Options for Buying Metal
    • The Steel Comparison Chart
    • The Steel Quenching Chart
  • Beginner’s Project I – Basic Blacksmithing Techniques
    • Drawing out
    • Scrolling
    • Quenching and Bending
    • Twisting
    • Upsetting
    • Putting the Skills Together – A Hook in 5 Heats
  • Beginner’s Project II – Fire Poker
    • Drawing Out
    • Forging the Handle
    • Forging the Rake
    • Twisting
    • Finishing with Beeswax

*Note: To get the most out of this course, I recommend working along with the lessons. To help with this, I’ve included a list of supplies and recommended equipment. 

Class Time: 24/7/365

Class Size:  1

Class Fee: Variable depending on what you want to learn. 

Minimum Age: All Ages Welcome! (With Parental Consent of course)

FAQ and More Information:

Are there online blacksmith classes?

There are online blacksmithing classes you can take right now, on your own schedule.

From basic blacksmith startup costs to the fundamentals of forging, it’s all available.

Where Can I Learn Blacksmithing Online?

There are two main options out there for picking up blacksmithing:

  1. Searching through YouTube (which you’ve probably already done).
  2. Enrolling in a course like the Blacksmith’s Apprentice, an in-depth course I filmed and put together.

Option 1: Searching Through YouTube


  • It’s free. All it costs you is your time.
  • There are so many different projects you can get a birds-eye view of.


  • A step-by-step structure might be lacking in some of the videos.
  • Organization might be all over the place.
  • You could be dealing with conflicting information.

Option 2: Blacksmith Home School’s Courses!


Blacksmith Home School


  • It was built with the beginner in mind. You follow video lessons step-by-step until you have a clear idea of what you need to get started, what skills you need to practice, and how to save a lot of money on equipment.
  • Well-defined projects explained clearly by a professional blacksmith.
  • One purchase for Lifetime Access.


  • It’s not free. As mentioned above, there is a cost to it so it might not be for everyone.
  • It’s new and you may not be familiar with me yet. My name is Terran Marks. I’m a professional blacksmith and I run Brown County Forge. Please take some time to read the About page on this site, look at Google reviews of my classes, or take a deep dive into my first website: DIY Blacksmithing.

What All Do I Get in the Blacksmith’s Apprentice Online Course?

Online Blacksmithing Classes - Brown County Forge

When you sign up you’ll gain access to a full library of blacksmithing lessons containing the following:

  • Anvil Anatomy
  • Anvil Stands
  • Rockwell Hardness
  • Buying Anvils
  • Forges
  • Gas vs. Coal
  • Buying vs. Building Forges
  • Forging Temp and Color
  • Majestic Forges
  • Lighting Forges
  • Fire Pokers
  • Shop Safety
  • Hammer Types
  • Cross Peens
  • Hammer Techniques
  • Tong Basics
  • Tong Techniques
  • Buying vs. Making Tongs
  • Mild steel vs. High Carbon
  • Buying Hammers
  • Spark Test
  • Finishing Steel
  • Buying Metal
  • Drawing Out
  • Scrolling
  • Quenching
  • Bending
  • Twisting
  • Upsetting
  • Basic Costs
  • Creating Your Workspace

You can pause and come back to a lesson any time you need to. There is no expiration date on it.

The course is fully organized with step-by-step lessons to get you up to speed with modern blacksmithing.

Want to save a few hundred dollars on a forge?

The lesson on forges will show you where to go to find the best deal on forges.

Not sure what hammer to use?

We take a deep dive into blacksmithing hammers and what you should look for.

The secret is in the weight of the hammer, but it doesn’t have to be super-heavy.

Where do you buy anvils?

I’ll give you my recommendations on buying anvils under $300 and how to get them shipped directly to you for less than $20.