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Blacksmithing 101 Class

Blacksmithing 101 Class

4 days, 3 nights - Limit 12 students

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

Experience the timeless art of blacksmithing with a hands-on class at Ohio. With guidance from an experienced blacksmith, learn to select materials and tools, master techniques like hammering, shaping, and drifting, and explore decorative touches to take your metalwork to the next level. Build confidence in the forge and create beautiful pieces with Blacksmithing 101.

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)

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

Meeting Location - Click Here

Cabin Rentals - Click Here

Cancellation Policy - Click Here

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.

 

Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you. From there you will follow the instructor in your vehicle to the school property.

Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Inn

605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

Days Inn 

972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

Red Roof Inn

1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

 

Nearby Camp Grounds:

Lake Alma State Park

422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

Jackson Lake State Park

35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

 

The following options are:

A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

  1. 8 Bunks are available
  2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
  7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

 

B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

  1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
  2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
  3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

NOTE:

Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

If you need to cancel..

Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. 

If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

If a class gets canceled...

We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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Blacksmithing 101 Class

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Blacksmithing 101 Class

4 days, 3 nights - Limit 12 students

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

Experience the timeless art of blacksmithing with a hands-on class at Ohio. With guidance from an experienced blacksmith, learn to select materials and tools, master techniques like hammering, shaping, and drifting, and explore decorative touches to take your metalwork to the next level. Build confidence in the forge and create beautiful pieces with Blacksmithing 101.

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)

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

Meeting Location - Click Here

Cabin Rentals - Click Here

Cancellation Policy - Click Here

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.

 

Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you. From there you will follow the instructor in your vehicle to the school property.

Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Inn

605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

Days Inn 

972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

Red Roof Inn

1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

 

Nearby Camp Grounds:

Lake Alma State Park

422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

Jackson Lake State Park

35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

 

The following options are:

A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

  1. 8 Bunks are available
  2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
  7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

 

B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

  1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
  2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
  3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

NOTE:

Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

If you need to cancel..

Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. 

If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

If a class gets canceled...

We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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