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Beginner Blacksmithing Extended Course

April 8 @ 9:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm



April 8 @ 9:00 am
April 11 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: $350
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Carroll County Farm Museum
500 South Center St.
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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Instructor Jim Maness

Assistant Instructor – Thomas Dresser

Overall Course Fee: $350

Description – Description – In this extended 4-day version of BS-101, students will learn blacksmithing safety, setting up of their own shop, evaluating equipment, an overview of forge welding, an overview of working with high carbon and tool steels, finishes and blacksmithing resources. Students will learn to make: Various types of hooks, leaves, leaf hook, coal rake, forge poker, drip can handle, forge & heat treat a scribe. Wed & Thurs will be open for students to try making items which fall within their skill level & time limits. Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Registration Options – You can call 410-386-3881, or email Karen Jones at ksjones@carrollcountymd.gov, or you can register in person at the Farm Museum (M – Th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) You must confirm space is available in the class with Karen before payment can be made. Full payment is made to the Carroll County Farm Museum by either cash, check or credit card and is required to confirm your registration and space in the class. All classes are limited to 8 students. There must be a minimum of 4 students registered to hold a class.

Required Essentials – You will need to bring safety glasses, lunch, and wear *non-synthetic clothing. Natural fiber long pants, short or long-sleeved shirt, closed toed shoes (preferably leather) that can get dirty are required. All other tools and equipment are provided.


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