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Beginning Blacksmithing

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village presents

Beginning Blacksmithing

Saturday, June 23rd & Sunday, June 24th

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Past Traditions to Present Practice

Part of a Series on Traditional Ways and Means




This class will introduce you to the wonders and joys of Blacksmithing.

Class will be held Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Students will meet in the Blacksmith Shop at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.

Students must wear work clothes with work boots. Please bring a lunch.

Topics to be Covered

Day 1

  • Introduction/Welcome/Teams
  • Shop Safety
  • Shop Tour/Tool Introduction
  • Fire up the Forge
  • Tapers
  • Curves/Scrolls
  • “S” Hooks
  • Wall Hooks
  • Slit/Drift
  • Bottle Opener

Day 2

  • Welcome/Follow Up
  • Shop Safety
  • Different Steels/Uses
  • Fire up the Forge
  • Tool Making Introduction
  • Tong Making
  • Hold Fast/Hot Punch
  • Open Forge to Close


Non-Members $60.00; Members $50.00.

Limited to 8 persons. 16 years of age or older.

Class is now SOLD OUT!


To register, please call 716-689-1440.

Please direct all further inquiries to Historic Buildings and Grounds Manager, Scott Schotz, at sschotz@bnhv.org or 716-689-1440 ext. 7713.



June 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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