Introduction to Basic Blacksmithing First Saturday of the Month
Introduction is Required for new students to work in our shop
13 years of age is our minimum in the shop.
Anyone not able to drive themselves to the shop must be accompanied by an adult that will remain on site
4.5 hour Introductory Class begins at 8:30 sharp, no access if you are late
You will need to bing completed membership forms and payment as described below
If you plan on returning to begin our Basic One lessons:
We will process your membership.
If you choose not to continue with lessons:
We keep the $20 intro fee, but your membership forms
and membership payments will be returned to you.
Either way we hope the experience is a good one.
History of blacksmithing
Overview of shop safety
Overview of materials and tools
How to work with the coal forge
Building and controlling a coal fire
Making a meat turner working at the forge
Our Introduction Class fills up quickly.
Stop in early on a first Saturday of the month,
take a look at our shop,
if you like, place a $20 non refundable deposit on a future class.
We will then save the spot for you.
Spots are scheduled, as requests are received.
Caroline Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org ( be patient, we do check our e-mails )
What you need to bring on class day ( in an envelope with your name ) :
CBA application and fee (Check payable to CBA)
$55 individual - $65 Family
Heritage Museum of Orange County application and fee
(Check payable to Heritage Museum of Orange County)
$25 Student - $35 Individual - $25 Senior - $50 Family
OC Blacksmith Guild application (No Fee)
$20 non refundable class fee, check made to (Caroline Smith) or cash
(unless you have prepaid with a reservation)
Click HERE to download applications in PDF format
Cotton or wool clothing (no shorts) Full toe shoes, no open toe, canvas not recommended Hat or some sort of head covering Ear protection is recommended, but not required Safety Glasses (these can be purchased at any big box home store or local hardware)
( You must have side protection on these safety glasses)
We burn coal in our forges, some smoke is part of the experience, if you have any respiratory issues this class may now be a good choice. Some of our students bring respirators or masks.
We will provide the necessary tools
Please read rules and shop safety information on OCBG application