Classes are held at the Carroll County Farm Museum in the Traditional Arts building

BGCM Class Schedule - Class vacancies as of November 9, 2017

Call 410-386-3881 or Email register@bgcmonline.org - Registration to resume April 20, 2017

More classes being scheduled soon. Please check back

Jan 6 - 7, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Full
Feb 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

1 opening
Mar 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

5 openings
Mar 7 - Apr 4, 2018 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

(March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4) Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge a fish tail scroll, pig tail scroll, tab hook, drive hook, forge poker, water can handle, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 6-9:30PM each day.

8 openings
Apr 7 - 8, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

6 openings
Apr 9 - 12, 2018 (Mon-Thu)

Class:Super BS-101 Beginner

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$350

In this extended 4 day version of BS-101, students will learn blacksmithing safety, setting up of their own shop, evaluating equipment, an overview of forge welding, an overview of working with high carbon and tool steels, finishes and blacksmithing resources. Students will learn to make: Forge poker, drip cans, various types of hooks, forge & heat treat a scribe. Wed & Thurs will be open forge for students to try making items which fall within their skill level & time limits. Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

8 openings
Apr 21 - 22, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Intermediate Knife Making 2: Handles & Fittings

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$250

In this class students will begin with a completed hidden-tang knife blank (provided as part of class materials) and will fit a finger guard and hidden tang handle to the blade. Students will learn tips and tricks for getting clean, tight-fitting guards and handles on a hidden tang knife and will leave with a completed and functional hidden tang knife.
Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

8 openings
Jun 9 - 10, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

7 openings
Jul 14 - 15, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-202 Intermediate Blacksmithing

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Prerequisite: BS101 or similiar experience
Learn hammer control, hardening and tempering, and rivet making. You will forge a pair of pick up tongs and all the tooling necessary to punch, drift, rivet, and assemble them. Projects will include a top rivet set, bottom rivet stake, center punch, scribe, round punch, and a punch plate or bolster. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

7 openings
Aug 4 - 5, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

8 openings
Sep 29 - 30, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Intermediate Knife Making 1: Blades & Heat Treat

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$250

Pre-requisite: Beginner's Knife class or some demonstrated experience in basic knifemaking
In this class students will delve deeper into what makes a functional and high quality knife blade. There will be in-depth coverage of topics such as blade forging, geometry, heat treatment, and finishing. Upon completion each student will leave with a completed hidden-tang style blade ready to have a handle and guard affixed.
Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

8 openings
Oct 3 - 31, 2018 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

(October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31) Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge a fish tail scroll, pig tail scroll, tab hook, drive hook, forge poker, water can handle, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 6-9:30PM each day.

8 openings
Oct 6 - 7, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Tool & Jig Making

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience
Learn to make basic tools and jigs for the blacksmith shop: Spring fuller, bending fork, scrolling wrench, vise-held bending jigs, tripod scale. Welding involved but not required. Wearing Long-sleeve cotton shirts encouraged. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

8 openings
Nov 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Intermediate Knife Making 2: Handles & Fittings

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$250

In this class students will begin with a completed hidden-tang knife blank (provided as part of class materials) and will fit a finger guard and hidden tang handle to the blade. Students will learn tips and tricks for getting clean, tight-fitting guards and handles on a hidden tang knife and will leave with a completed and functional hidden tang knife.
Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

8 openings
Nov 24 - 25, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Beginner Knife Making

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$250

Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience
In this class, students will get a 2 day introduction into the craft and construction of handmade knives. Students will learn the basics of blade forging, grinding, and heat treatment, as well as how to affix a full-tang style handle to their forged blades. At the end of the class will take home a complete knife ready for sharpening. Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

8 openings
Dec 8 - 9, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

8 openings

More classes being scheduled soon. Please check back