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Introduction to the Forge

Instructor- Mark Grimes

This course will introduce students to the basic techniques of the blacksmith. If you are curious about forging and want to lean more, this class is for you.  We will demonstrate skills then have you practice what you have learned. This course will discuss the history of blacksmithing, forging safety, fire building and tending, and types of fuel. Hammering techniques will be discussed. Students will craft small items such as hooks and fire pokers.

Instructor will provide all necessary equipment and supplies, beverages and snacks. 

You will need to wear/ bring long pants, leather shoes or boots (boots preferred), gloves, safety glasses/ hearing protection and face mask (if desired). Please bring your own lunch. You may bring your own hammer/ tolls if you prefer. 

Classes will take place at Homestead Blacksmith

51085 165th Avenue, Pine Island, MN



Friday, April 15, 2022