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[CANCELED] Introduction to Blacksmithing with Mike

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford
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The session has been canceled, please click here for other opportunities to take blacksmithing.


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.


  • 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.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Our facility is mask-optional as of Friday, April 1, 2022. Please click here for more info.

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Location: 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-619-MAKE.  Email: info@makerspacect.com

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