Intro To Blacksmithing I: Forged Hooks

Intro To Blacksmithing I: Forged Hooks

Learn the basics of blacksmithing using a forge, tongs, hammer, and punches on this hook for your home! This introductory class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about. We will be concentrating on learning the basics of blacksmithing. You will learn to use some of the tools by making a variety of hooks and other small projects. We will be using the forge, tongs, hammer, and punches for this project.

Adlai Stein

Great For

  • Beginners to those with some experience

  • Learning the basics of blacksmithing

Skills Toolbox

  • How to make hooks

  • Using the forge

  • Hammer control

  • Using tongs to hold your work piece

  • Using punches

Tool Clearances 

  • No Idea Foundry tools are certified for independent use in this class

Pairs Well With

If you're interested in functional project experience, we suggest checking out the Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle too! 

Plan Your Visit

All materials and safety equipment supplied.  Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to participate.  Natural fiber clothing, such as cotton or denim, and sturdy footwear (e.g. tennis shoes or boots) is recommended. Plan to arrive for class about 10-15 min early and check in at the front desk.  Our main entrance is on State Street, with parking lot entrance on State St. as well. IF parking and street parking available.


Idea Foundry Member - $106.25

Non Member - $125

Upcoming Dates

  • APRIL 17 | 6:30-9:30PM (2 Spots Left)
  • MAY 29 | 6:30-9:30PM (6 Spots Left)