To become a proficient blacksmith takes a great deal of time and effort on behalf of the pupil. Not only to learn the basics, but also to develop the skill necessary to use tools correctly and with a minimum of effort.
Our courses are designed to provide you with the basic knowledge sufficient to enable you to operate a small forge and to give you a taster of what it is like to be a blacksmith. We provide continuation training if you wish to progress, covering more advanced aspects of the blacksmiths art.
Our basic blacksmithing course consists of five hours intensive training covering such topics as:
- Fire management
- Hand eye coordination
- Point making
- Basic metallurgy
- Tool making using spring steel
- Hardening and tempering
The more adept should be able to produce a rams head poker by the end of the course.
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on 01691 672828 or
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For a cost of just £120.00 per person
This includes all tools and materials.
There is a minimum of two persons and maximum of four for each course and an age minimum of 16 unless previously agreed.
As Stokes of England Ltd is a commercial operation during the week, courses are generally only run at the week-end when we can make full use of the facilities.