Classes

Intro to Blacksmithing (Beginner’s Blacksmithing)

Interested in learning the basics of blacksmithing? Then attend one of our beginner’s courses! This 3-hour course will teach you all about the fundamentals of moving and forging hot metal: working with an anvil, tongs, & hammers, practicing key techniques such as scrolling, drawing out, and twisting, & making projects such as an S hook, fire poker, and more! Class is capped at 8 people. Register for this great, hands-on blacksmithing event!

  • No previous metalworking experience required

  • Minimum age requirements: 11+ with a parent, 14+ can forge alone

  • Cost includes all steel, fuel, and other supplies, time in the shop, and instruction

  • Must be covered from top to bottom (no open-toed shoes)

  • Must wear a face mask or covering when the inside the shop

  • Small-group instruction

Cost $80.00

Register for a class here

Forge your own Meathook

Ever wanted to forge your own meathook? Then attend our Forge Your Own Meathook event! In this 3-hour course, you will learn the techniques of tapering, twisting, scrolling, welding, & collaring to make a functional, custom-made Meat Hook. Class is capped at 8 people.

  • No previous metalworking experience needed.

  • Minimum age requirements: 11+ with a parent, 14+ can forge alone

  • Cost includes all steel, fuel, and other supplies, time in shop, and instruction

  • Must be covered from top to bottom (no open-toed shoes)

  • Must wear a face mask or covering when inside the shop

  • Small-group instruction

Cost $125.00

Register for a class here

Bladesmithing/Knife-Making

Want to learn how knives are forged? Then attend one of our bladesmithing courses. This is an all day, 8-hour course. In this class you will forge your own knife out of steel. You will learn key techniques of knife-making including spreading & shaping a blade, hardening & tempering, & grinding a cutting edge. You will also get to make a handle! Class is capped at 8 people. Register for this awesome event!

  • Must have previously attended one of our intro courses or show certification of previous blacksmithing experience

  • Minimum age requirements: 14+

  • Cost includes all steel, fuel, and other supplies, time in the shop, and instruction

  • Must be covered from top to bottom (no open-toed shoes)

  • Must wear a face mask or covering when inside the shop

  • Small-group instruction

Cost $200.00

Register for a class here

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You cannot dream yourself into character.
You must hammer and forge it yourself.

The Blacksmith and Woodshop are part of the Sinquefield Invention Campus at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation 

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