Forging a Fire Poker

Greenhow Handmade Ironworks 1939 Madison St., Comer

In this class, the student will learn basic forging skills to making a fire poker with a decorative handle. Skills learned: Tapering. Bending and scrolling. Forge welding. Cutting with a chisel. Cutting with the hardie. Twisting. Fullering. Scrolling and bending. Basic forging. Fire management when working in the coal forge. This class will also discuss parts of the anvil, blacksmith tools, and design elements as they apply to the blacksmith. All tools and materials included. $150/person. 706-308-7603, www.greenhowhandmade.com

First Time at the Forge: Basic Blacksmithing

Greenhow Handmade Ironworks 1939 Madison St., Comer

In this class, students will forge and assemble a wall mount rack with three hooks. Skills attendees can expect to learn include: tapering/drawing out, twisting, scrolling and bending, riveting, cutting, and basic forging fire management when working with a coal forge. This class will also discuss parts of the anvil, blacksmith tools, and design elements as they apply to the blacksmith. All tools and materials included. $150/person. 706-308-7603, www.greenhowhandmade.com  

Building a Throwing Tomahawk

Greenhow Handmade Ironworks 1939 Madison St., Comer

In this class, students will forge a throwing tomahawk with a forge-welded high carbon cutting bit. Skills attendees can expect to learn include: tapering/drawing out, bending, drifting, forge welding, heat treatment, hardening and tempering, cutting with a chisel, basic forging, manipulating the cross-section of a bar, fire management when working in the coal forge and fitting the tomahawk to a handle. This class will also discuss parts of the anvil, blacksmith tools, and design elements as they apply to the blacksmith. At the end of the day, students will have the chance to do some target practice throwing their new tomahawk. All tools and materials included. $175/person. 706-308-7603, www.greenhowhandmade.com