Beginners Blacksmithing

with Dereck Glaser


Class runs: September 15-18

Tuition: $525

Material fee: $40

Skill level: Beginner and up, all welcome

Click here to ENROLL NOW

 

The goal of this class is familiarize the student with the tools and techniques that are employed by the blacksmith.

We will start with a tour of the shop and discuss the tools and their uses, including coal and gas forges and their operation. We will also be focusing in on the proper use of the hammer and anvil and developing good habits that will aid in productivity. We will put our good habits to work learning to forge tapers, upsets, shaping, and top tool work such as splitting and punching. Each of these skills will be applied to specific projects. We will be focusing on the process and technique of forging, not the project, time will be taken to diagnose our mistakes and understand how to overcome them as they arise. Several exercises will provide you with a glimpse of the useful products made through the hot forging. This is an excellent choice for those wishing to move to the Intermediate level Blacksmithing course or move to other simple topical courses.

Come ready to learn and leave with an understanding of the skills you will need to do the work of the blacksmith.

 

 

 

 

Another great beginner class! #thebeginning #heatbeatrepeat #forged #educationJust a few of our 2020 workshops. We still have a few spots left in 2019, including out touchmark workshop, blacksmith folder and forged silver rings. Check it out! #blacksmith #bladesmith #forgedinreality@briontomberlin taught another wonderful ABS Intro class. All students passed their mock Journeyman performance test easily. #americanbladesmith #handmade #forged #forgedinrealityDon’t miss out! Get those scholarships in! Link in Sig! #freeeducation #blacksmitheducation #learningNice crop of tools born in Dereck’s toolmaking for the Blacksmith class! #toolmaking #toolstomaketools #blacksmith #educationStainless San Mai with @bensewardknives was so much fun! Cool process and products. #stainless #stainlesshighcarbonsandwich #education #arkansasknifemaker #americanbladesmith@downingarts always teaches a fantastic beginner Blacksmithing workshop and this was no different. Swipe for cool student work! #blacksmith #beginner #handskilksOur ABS sponsored workshops in 2020! Don't forget that there are still 2 spaces left in Brion Tomberlin's workshop this November 4-15! He's the man! #americanbladesmith #forged #educationAnother great Intermediate class with @bredaknives. Ben is a top tier Journeyman and we are lucky to have him so close by. #americanbladesmith #forged #knifemaker #maine