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BL_S01: COUPLES Blacksmithing 101 Safety Sign-off & Forging a Wall Hook with a Heart Finial

  • 12 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Nova Labs (Blacksmithing Shop), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA
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This is a special Valentine's COUPLES blacksmithing 101 safety sign-off.

Your host may also include a Romantic Valentines snack.


In this class we will be creating decorative steel hooks with a heart finial that are suitable for mounting on a wall. Students will learn how to use hot-chisels, blacksmithing hammers and soft mallets to shape the metal into an attractive wall-hook and then top off with a heart shaped finial.

This class will also serve as a Safety Sign-Off for the blacksmithing equipment, equivalent to the BL: 101 class. Students who have already taken the safety sign-off may miss the first 15 minutes, though the price will remain the same.

COST:  $120 per couple (first registrant of the couple will pay $120 and their registered guest will pay $0)

EQUIPMENT: It is highly encouraged that students bring a pair of leather work-gloves to assist in the chiseling process. Nova Labs can provide welding gloves if necessary… but they are stiff and kind of stinky; you’d be a lot happier supplying your own, honest! Safety glasses will be provided. The materials and blacksmithing equipment will be provided.

SIGN OFF:  Blacksmithing Safety.

PREREQUISITES: Age 16 and over. Any person aged 16 or 17 must have a parent remain on the premises in case of emergency.


  • Must wear cotton or wool clothing – no synthetic materials.
  • Shoes must be made from leather or canvas; plastic-topped sneakers will not be allowed
  • Eye protection (goggles) are provided, but you may bring your own for the best fit.
  • Failure to wear appropriate clothing may result in being turned away from the class without a refund.

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