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Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire   

Get ready to cook over the campfire and learn the basics of blacksmithing by creating your own set of handmade iron cooking tools that you can pack in your trunk, portage in your pack or break out in the backyard.  Students will create tripods, adjustable chain hooks, and grates, as well as cooking accessories.  Students will experiment on both a coal forge as well as a gas forge during this workshop.  No experience is necessary as the instructor will custom tailor your project to your level of ability.  Experienced blacksmiths are welcome and will be challenged with a few new projects to enjoy. Ages 15+ welcome.

Required Tools

  • safety glasses (provided, but you may wish to bring your own)
  • ear protection (provided, but you may wish to bring your own)
  • leather gloves
  • jeans
  • cotton shirts (no nylon clothing)
  • leather shoes
  • clothing comfortable to be outdoors

Optional Tools

  • steel punch
  • steel chisels
  • hack saw
  • vice grips
  • channel locks
  • camera
  • your favorite blacksmithing hammer (non claw types)
  • good file for steel
  • tongs or over-sized pliers
  • 4.5" grinder


  • Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire
    9/16/2021 - 9/19/2021

  • Tuition:  $380.00

  • Materials Fee:  $160.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Michael Jones

  • Capacity Remaining:  7



  • Dates:  9/16/2021 - 9/19/2021

  • Times:  9am-5pm

  • Location:  This course meets in person on the North House campus