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Blacksmithing 101 Class

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Learn the timeless art of blacksmithing with a hands-on Blacksmithing 101 Class at Ohio. Under the guidance of an experienced blacksmith, master techniques like hammering and shaping to create beautiful and durable pieces. Build confidence in the forge and explore decorative touches to take your metalwork to the next level. Join Blacksmithing 101 today and unlock your metalworking potential.

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights - Limit 12 students

Age Requirement: Students must be at least 18 years of age.

The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to class start date.

Subjects covered:

  • Material Selection
  • Material Harness
  • Tool selection
  • Basic heat Treating
  • Hammering Techniques
  • Shaping Metal
  • Bending and Jigs
  • Drifting
  • Pinning
  • Hot filing
  • Decorative additions
  • Projects
  • Trade Awl
  • Squirrel Cooker (Decorative)
  • Twisted Eating Fork
  • Flint Striker
  • Patch Knife
  • Folding Trivet

Required equipment:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear Plugs (optional)
  • Welders Gloves
  • New Mill File 10” minimum
  • Modern gear to Camp
  • Food and Snack
  • Water bottle (metal)

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NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO ORDER GEAR FROM SELF RELIANCE OUTFITTERS YOU MUST DO SO NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR GEAR. ORDERS CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO THE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR PICK UP.

About our School:

  • Fully Insured
  • Red Cross Certified Training Facility
  • EMT’s and Paramedic’s on Staff
  • AED on Location 
  • Epinephrine on Location
  • Instructors are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Red Cross Certified 
  • Low Student to Instructor to create a Pedagogy learning environment. 
  • Most Instructors either former Military, EMS, or LE
  • Lead Instructor is NASAR Advanced Search and Rescue Certified 
  • Dave Canterbury is Certified Expert Trapper by Fur Takers of America and a Certified Intermediate Herbalist by the Herbal Academy International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences
  • All Instructors are equipped and licensed in HAM radio as well as PLB SAT comes for emergency communications away from classroom area.
  • Training area is over 4500 Forested Acres 

Disclaimer:
Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you and will be considered abandoned. 

Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be no camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the classes conclude.

Each class is instructed by highly trained and professional outdoor/wilderness instructors. Each instructor teaches the Pathfinder School system and is authorized by Dave Canterbury. Instructors, including Dave Canterbury, can vary from class to class.

 

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