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Blacksmithing Tool Making and Welding

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm


Blacksmithing Tool Making and Welding

Garry Kalajian

Saturday, October 22nd – Sunday, October 23rd

8:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop Overview

In this two-day workshop, students will learn to make the essential tools needed for a blacksmith shop, which includes tongs, punches and chisels, a forge poker, and a flux spoon. Students will begin with instruction on how to maintain a coal fire and a discussion on basic metallurgy with the application to heat treating operations such as annealing, normalizing, hardening, and tempering tool steel. Students will be provided “known alloys” to use in tool making but are welcome to bring in and experiment with scrap steel, such a coil spring or a hay rake tine. If time permits, students will be guided in making a bending fixture using machine welding and fabrication.

Beginning and intermediate level smiths are welcome and it is important to have some experience with using a coal fired forge

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • Create and manage a perfect coal fire
  • Basic metallurgy for heat treating operations such as annealing, normalizing, hardening, and tempering tool steel


Garry Kalajian


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require masks depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

$225.00 / per student

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7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


October 22 @ 8:00 am
October 23 @ 4:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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