This course introduces the student to the basic tools & processes of blacksmithing. Through a series of practical projects, students will learn to make their own tongs and other simple forge tools, familiarizing themselves with such techniques as drawing out, upsetting, bending, twisting, & other forming methods.  More advanced subjects such as welding, brazing, simple heat treating of carbon steel for edged tools will also be touched upon. The remaining time will be devoted to small projects of the student's choice. 


Please note this class runs approximately from 9AM - 5PM. (Subject to Instructor Discretion) 


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  • Olof Jansson, blacksmith for more than 30 years, has specialized in making items for museums & historic sites in the Mohawk Valley & New York’s Capital District.


  • Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 2 weeks notice before the scheduled class in order to recieve a full refund. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by emailing