(Must be 18)
Students must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Natural fiber clothing only. Students should bring comfortable eye protection and a 24-40 oz. wood-handled hammer (ball peen or the Craftsman/Vaughn blacksmith hammer - NO claw hammers!) Hearing protection, leather apron, and drinking water are recommended.
Please read all requirements before signing up:Museum Membership (not CBA membership), pre-registration and payment is required before attending first class as new student space is limited.
$120.00 includes BS101 instruction time, coal and steel fees.
There are no refunds for NO SHOWS.
A confirmation email with your class coupons will be emailed to you no later than the Thursday before your first class.
Successful Completion of Blacksmith 101 is the prerequisite for Vista Forge CBA Level 1 Classes. If a student misses a class and wishes to continue on to Level 1, they must register for and take Blacksmith 101 again, and be sure to attend all classes.
Date: June 15 & 16, 2019
Time: 9 am-3 pm (please arrive promptly!)
Instructor: Cody Sadberry
Location: Blacksmith Barn (bldg. G), Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum
Prerequisites: Completion of our Blacksmithing 101 course. Open to youth smiths 14 and up; youth 16 and under must have a guardian at the Barn at all times.*
Students Must Bring:
•Proper forge attire: all natural fibers, covered legs and toes, leather or canvas shoes/boots, ANSI 87.140 compliant protective eye wear.
•Hearing protection is strongly recommended
•Measuring stick and soapstone
•Center punch or hot-cut
You May Also Want:
•Small V-bit or wolfjaw/kit tongs for forging S-hooks
•Food and drink (the food court will be open, too)
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Last Day of Registration: Weds. June. 12th (so we can buy enough materials)
Cost for two days: $100 for museum members/$120 for non-members: includes fuel and materials.
Cost for only one day: $65 for museum members/$75 for non-members:
Make that campfire cooking gear you’ve always wanted! On Saturday, Cody will teach the ‘flip grill’, a modular campfire cooking grate. It packs down for hauling, can be adjusted for different needs, and is sturdy enough for a big pot of chili! Sunday’s project is a nice big cooking tripod. It folds, too- but it won’t collapse on your fire. You can also forge up a batch of S-hooks for hanging your pots at just the right height over the fire. In two days, you’ll be fully outfitted for outdoor cooking!
Both projects involve simple skills carefully repeated, but the metal is kinda big. Expect some heavy forging and a bit of working with buddies. You can attend only one day of class (but you’ll learn more with two…).
*This is the first weekend of the museum’s Fall Tractor Show. Please park in volunteer parking (outside the gates) and walk or take a shuttle in to the shop. Camping is available.
*All museum blacksmiths are invited to a potluck dinner at 6 pm on Sat. June 15th at the Blacksmith Barn. Please join us! Bring a dish to share and something to eat off of. There may be a movie night in the classroom to follow…
*Students who will not or cannot behave safely and responsibly will be removed from the class (and the forge area) without refund. This includes failure to wear proper clothing and eyewear. No warnings are required.