šŸ”„learn the ancient art & science of the blacksmithšŸ”„

New Session Announced

Intro to Blacksmithing with Mike

Non-Members $97 / Members $77

Space is limited, register today!

Please note: these sessions may sell out quickly.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 27, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford
    • 3
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    General Admission $97 / Members $77

    This intro workshop is a great way to begin to learn the ancient art and science of the blacksmith. Mike will walk you through four of the basic skills of forging: drawing, upsetting, twisting, and punching which can be combined to create thousands of simple blacksmithing projects. You will then heat and hit some steel! Introductory projects will include a bottle opener or a pair of tongs.

    Introduction to Blacksmithing with Mike
    One Session: 2.5 Hours
    Prerequisite: NONE

    Course Objectives:

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the safety procedures of the forge area.
    • Understand the function, purpose, and proper use of the tools of the forge area.
    • Develop a baseline confidence using the tools and the basic techniques of forging.

    Outcomes:

    • General understanding of forge safety and basic techniques, 1 x 
    • Take home project: completed bottle opener or pair of tongs

    All safety equipment and materials are provided!

    No experience required. Please note that MakerspaceCT's Metal Shop is an 18+ space.

Workshop Details

This intro workshop is a great way to begin to learn the ancient art and science of the blacksmith. Mike will walk you through four of the basic skills of forging: drawing, upsetting, twisting, and punching which can be combined to create thousands of simple blacksmithing projects.

You will then heat and hit some steel! Introductory projects will include a bottle opener or a pair of tongs.

Introduction to Blacksmithing with Mike

One Session: 3 Hours

Prerequisite: NONE

Course Objectives:

- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the safety procedures of the forge area.

- Understand the function, purpose, and proper use of the tools of the forge area.

- Develop a baseline confidence using the tools and the basic techniques of forging.

Outcomes:

  • General understanding of forge safety and basic techniques,
  • 1 x Take home project: completed bottle opener or pair of tongs
  • All safety equipment and materials are provided!

No experience required.

Please note that MakerspaceCT's Metal Shop is an 18+ space.

General Admission $97 / Members $77

IMPORTANT! METAL SHOP DRESS CODE: Please wear natural fiber clothing, long pants and closed-toed leather shoes. No sandals, no synthetic fabrics. Long hair must be tied back. For your safety, we provide welding jackets, gloves, hearing protection, respirators and safety glasses. You are welcome to bring your own protective gear if you prefer.


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