Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, the Dallas Makerspace closed on March 18 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

When Sun Nov 17 10am — 3pm
Where Back Parking Lot
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Learn the basics of blacksmithing while making a sleighbell with an optional curled leaf handles
Host Michael Churchill


  • Cost: $10.00
  • Restrictions:
    • DMS members only
    • Ages 16+

Cancellations for this event must be made before November 17, 2019 — 10:00am.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Please read the Special Considerations (below) regarding appropriate clothing: no Nylon/synthetic/exposed skin shoes/clothing please. We're making great progress on attendees wearing appropriate clothing.

CLASS ATTENDANCE WILL BE LIMITED TO TEN STUDENTS. These classes tend to fill up, and we are restricting attendance to 10 students due to the resources and tooling needed for the class.

$10 to cover the cost of materials and fuel.

Each class will have a project to make with experienced instructors showing you the techniques required to build the project and take it home with you.

Join us to learn the basics of making hand forged iron and steel objects, no experience required. In this class we will be forging metal sleigh bells with optional curled leaf handles.

All tools and equipment are provided, so come out and have some fun building a new skill.

If you have some blacksmithing experience and would like instead to work on your own projects you can also come out for some open forge time.

Assistance with setup before (we'll be starting around 9am) and with tear-down afterwards would be appreciated. After class we typically go to Twisted Root Burger for a late lunch - all are welcome.

Special Considerations and Warnings

Age 16 and up.

Blacksmithing involves a lot of hammering and working with red-hot metal.

Wear clothing appropriate for outdoor work, including closed toed shoes of natural material (leather is best, canvas is OK), and natural fiber clothing (cotton and wool good, nylon and polyester bad). Hot metal dropped onto synthetic materials can lead to burning goo sticking to skin - not a good thing.

While limited quantities of safety glasses, ear protection, and aprons are available, we recommend that you bring your own if possible.

Participation while wearing shorts and/or open-toed shoes/sandals will not be permitted. A limited number of pairs of shoe covers will be provided for those wearing shoes made of synthetic materials.