Past Meetup

BL: Blacksmithing 101 Introduction

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Price: $40.00 /per person

Nova Labs

1916 Issac Newton Sq West · Reston, VA

How to find us

[Outback in Blacksmithing alley, behind NovaLabs ]

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This class covers the basics of blacksmithing with a simple, fun project. Makers learn essential skills like hammer control, tapering, bending and twisting as well as key safety items like how to avoid burning yourself, branding your friends or hitting yourself with blunt objects. You will leave with whatever metal you have beaten into submission. After you complete this class, you can join us at the "supervised practice sessions" and work on anything you can dream up, with help from experienced smiths.

Sign off: Blacksmith Safety

Prerequisite: NL Green Orientation (GO) class, age 16 to adult
NOTE: (Only required for sign off so you can continue using the forge in our Blacksmithing meetup sessions)

Minors under 16: this is a red tool. Per Nova Labs safty policy, minors under 16 may not take Red Tools sign off classes

Minors 16-17: May take the class, but parents must remain the the lab and available in case needed or in an emergency.

FREE for audience and observers!! Just stop by. This is a great time to listen and learn if you would like to try it at a future event. Or come by to see the awesomeness.

READ-->REQUIRED to BRING/SAFETY. There are lots of sparks. So, you MUST wear Non-synthetic clothes, including leather shoes and long pants are a must. Long sleeve shirts are not necessary, but no shorts. Bring your own or borrow our safety glasses.

We reserve the right to ask any participant to leave if we feel they are compromising safety or disturbing the class.

**Refunds not given if prerequisite for GO, non-synthetic clothing, and leather shoes are not met at the time of the class. We do not want to let you get hurt.