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Friday, March 24, 2023
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Beginning Blacksmithing

Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing
PLEASE NOTE: This is an event that requires attendance on all days listed.
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Lobby
10 a.m.
Registration Fee: $106.00
Class & Materials Fee: $600.00

Ozark Folk School Beginners Intensive in Blacksmithing

Taught by Sam Hibbs

Learn to forge iron. This is an intensive beginner skills course in Blacksmithing.

We'll start off with basics of tools and safety, and a look at different kinds of forges. There will be some talk of theory, but the emphasis is getting you hands-on practice with an experienced smith and developing basic skills. Projects may include hooks, a dinner bell set or plant-pot hangers, a few handheld chisels and punches, a bottle opener and/or BBQ fork or steak flipper, and a final project of a simple pair of tongs. This will introduce the student to basic forging processes and just enough tool-making to help get you on your way. We won't be covering knives or fire-welding in this class.

You will need leather gloves, closed-toe leather shoes, a long-sleeved shirt, and safety goggles.

Pre-registration required, class is limited to 2 students. Click Here to Register 

Class starts at 10:00 a.m. Class usually finishes about 4:00 with a break in the middle for lunch.


Need lodging? Our Cabins at Dry Creek offer comfortable rooms just down the hill from the workshops. There is a private bath in each room and a lovely view of the surrounding forest. The Cabins offer a special rate for Ozark Folk School students who book 3 nights or more, call 800-264-3655 to book your room.