Forged in Canada will be offering a variety of courses to suit everyones needs. Please see below for the course best suited to you.
The two day beginner course offers participants an opportunity to gain a beginning appreciation and understanding of basic blacksmithing skills through a hands on course. The course is "accumulative" meaning that the second project has elements of the first project, the third project has elements of the first two, etc. In other words, you begin to develop technique right from the start. By the end of day two, you will be tired. Everything you make, you keep. All materials and tools supplied.
Cost: 300.00 per person. $450.00 (one person)
Intermediate- Tool Making
The tool making course requires that students have had some experience blacksmithing with a beginners understanding of the basic processes. The course will focus on the making of tools in general along with the heat treating processes of annealing, hardening and tempering. Students will make tools such as hot sets, cold chisels, a very basic knife, and tongs. All materials included.
Cost: $300.00 per person (3 or more per class), $325 (2 person), $475 one person)
NOTE: Course cost is higher due to higher cost of high carbon materials.
Advanced - Forge welding and Joinery.
This course is designed for those who wish to learn the art of forging welding and joinery.
Forging welding requires a good working knowledge of the fire and the basic tools. This course will teach you how to make those welds every time using a variety of techniques.
The joinery aspect will work on areas such as collars and mortise and tenon.
Cost: $250.00 per person (3 or more per class); $300 (2 person), $450.00 (one person)
Design and Build Course
This is a one of a kind course. In fact, the only course I know of that offers this opportunity. It requires a great deal of energy on behalf of the each participant. The object of the course is as exactly stated: Design and Build. Each student draws a project that they wish to build from start to finish. The drawing is submitted to Forged in Canada well prior to the course taking place. The submitted drawing is examined to determine several things: a) Complexity; b) Cost of Materials; c) Time to complete; and d) Course Cost. Each project will be unique in all these aspects. Once all these elements are determined, the course takes place as required for the student to build the project. Students who have never smithed before will require more time than those who have. A course could be a couple days to a few weeks. It's all dependent on the student since they are designing and building their project.