Blacksmithing for Beginners

Welcome to Blacksmithing! After a brief safety and tool introduction, we will begin exploring the basics of metal forging. Participants will start out using a propane forge, a hammer, and an anvil, to make a simple hook. This will cover some of the most important forging operations, tapering and bending. While making hooks, other important aspects of forging will be introduced like stance at the anvil, hammer and heat control. As an intro to working in a blacksmith shop and MakerSpace Charlotte facilities, this class is designed to cater to all skill and comfort levels.

Blacksmithing is an ancient art in having mastery over metal. In this class, you will learn the basics of the movement of metal. You will be using a hammer and an anvil to transform metals into artistic creations. Participants will also learn about the tools, history, and science behind this unique art.

No matter where you are in your blacksmithing journey come to any class and continue to learn and practice. Any skill level is welcome for all classes to learn and practice.

Everyone must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring your own bottled water.

Class is open to ages 16 and up; however, minors must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a ticket for the class.

MakerSpace Charlotte is located in the brick side door, up the ramp. Ring bell for entry.

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