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Blacksmithing course - make your own hammer

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 21st October 2019.

Duration: 2 days

Price: £400

Book with: Paddy and Graeme
at Art Of Fire Crafts School of Blacksmithing & Bladesmithing

Unit 2, Old Sleningford Farm
North Stainley
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 3JB

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About the Course

This can be a one-to-one course, or two people maximum course and runs Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.
On this course you will make a two and a half pound blacksmith's rounding hammer, and a cross pein hammer.


The hammer is the Smith's number one tool, used in almost every aspect of the craft. This two day course will cover hammer making techniques as you make two hammer heads and learn to handle them:

Selecting steel stock
Marking the eye
Punching and drifting the eye
Shaping the hammer faces and cheeks
Heat treatment
Handle making

Hammers will be made both by hand and with powered tools (as your arms get tired). By the end of the day you will be confident and competent enough to make you own hammers.

You will need some experience in hammering hot metal to do this class - doing the a blacksmithing course or having equivalent experience will be very helpful.

Students must be at least 16 years of age, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any minors.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools.
Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

Wear old clothes and stout footwear.
A £50 deposit is required upon booking.



Want to review this course?

Great course and nice to see the end result. Very good tutors. Highly recommended.

- - #24646

Need a lot of arm strength but well worth the effort. The guys know their elements. Recommended.

- - #24645

Highly recommended but a lot of work in the arms. Paddy and Graeme know their stuff. Very helpful.

- - #24644

Excellent course and great to see the finished result. Highly recommended.

- - #24643

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Course Start Dates

Monday 7th October 2019
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Thursday 24th October 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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