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Coal Forge Blacksmithing Basics 1 (8-session Series)

  • An event every week at 6:00pm on Thursday, starting May 23, 2024 and repeating until July 18, 2024

This class is sold out. Visit the Activities Calendar for more upcoming programs.

Join blacksmithing instructors from Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center for a eight-week dive into the basics of blacksmithing at Dodge’s new forge at Shepard Farm! This course is designed to ignite your passion for blacksmithing and introduce you to the seemingly endless ways of shaping iron with fire and hammer. You’ll gain basic knowledge of iron and its characteristics, an understanding of the dynamics of forging using a coal forge, and the ability to safely shape iron.

By the end of this class, you’ll have covered the basic forging processes, including drawing and tapering, drifting, punching, twisting, and setting shoulders. You’ll develop those skills through projects such as: quick tongs, scribe/center punch, round punch/drift, basic heat treating, hooks, multi-hook rack, trivet…and you’ll know what a clinker is!

Attendance at the first class session is required—important safety information will be presented. No experience necessary. All materials and consumables included in class cost.

Preregistration is required. Registration typically closes the day before the program at 12 p.m. Program fees are final and transfers are not permitted.

Event Details
Status Sold Out
Age Adults 16+
Cost $400
Event Series
  • Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
  • Thursday, May 30th, 2024
  • Thursday, June 6th, 2024
  • Thursday, June 13th, 2024
  • Thursday, June 20th, 2024
  • Thursday, June 27th, 2024
  • Thursday, July 11th, 2024
  • Thursday, July 18th, 2024
Time 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location Shepard Farm Property
8946 70th Street S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
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