Beginning Blacksmithing Classes

Intrigued by blacksmithing and want to give it a try?  Here are the upcoming beginning blacksmithing classes at my shop just north of Orlando Florida (near Mount Dora). If you already have some blacksmithing experience, I have a variety of intermediate blacksmithing classes that will help you grow your skills.  I also offer private blacksmithing classes to fit your needs and schedule.


beginning blacksmithing classes

Beginning Blacksmithing

One day beginner’s class designed to introduce the basics of the craft of blacksmithing.  Beginning blacksmithing classes are suitable for those with little or no prior experience with blacksmithing. You’ll learn about shop safety, how to build and maintain a forge fire, basic metallurgy, and fundamental blacksmithing processes. You will learn to taper, scroll, bend, and twist metal to make basic projects for your home or shop.

Class times: 9 AM to 4 PM, with an hour break for lunch.  There are several places to buy food 2 miles from the shop, or pack a lunch and sit and talk blacksmithing while we eat.

A full Beginning Blacksmithing class for 3-4 people is $150.00 per person; for a class reserved for only 2 people the cost is $200.00 per person; for information about private classes, please look here:

I began by posting scheduled classes, but the demand has been so high that people are coming in groups to take classes, and for several months I didn’t have any open spaces to post.  So if you’re interested in a class, and don’t see something below that fits your schedule, please email me at

Upcoming Class Dates

Beginning Blacksmithing
Sunday, March 11, 2018




Intermediate class: Forging Blacksmith’s Tongs

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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Beginning Blacksmithing

Sunday, February 25, 2018


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Beginning Bladesmithing
Saturday, February 17, 2017


Past Class Dates:

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018 (bladesmithing)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017 (chainmaking)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 (tongs)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017 (tongs)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, October 9, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017–rescheduled due to Irma

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday, 22 April, 2017

Saturday, 11 March, 2017

Saturday 25 February, 2017

Saturday 7 January, 2017  – Beginning Blacksmithing









Sunday, 11 December, 2016 – Beginning Blacksmithing












Saturday 19 November, 2016 – Beginning Blacksmithing

beginning blacksmith class near Orlando