Blacksmithing - Level 2 - Power Forging


Sat Oct 15 2022 at 12:00 pm to Sat Nov 04 2023 at 05:00 pm


Maketory | San Diego, CA

Take your blacksmithing skills to the next level with our state of the art power forging equipment!
About this Event

In this level 2 course, students will continue their journey in blacksmithing by introducing power forging equipment and more modern day techniques to their skill set.

While reinforcing skills learned in the first introductory course, additional instruction will be given in the safe operation of the power hammers and hydraulic press to forge a pair of tongs in a V-bit style or another similar form of their choice.

Please Note:

  • Purchase two tickets and get 15% off! Just select "Blacksmithing - Level 2 for 2" at checkout
  • This is a 3 hour class on Saturday's from 12pm - 3pm
  • Location: Maketory
  • Mandatory Safety Equipment: Safety Glasses (Maketory has pairs available at the facility if you do not own any). Closed-toed shoes, full length pants and short sleeves. Pull back hair, remove all jewelry.
  • Advisable but not required: Hearing protection
  • Minimum Age: 18, or 15 or older if accompanied by an adult
  • If class is sold out and you have a group interested, please contact us directly to coordinate a new date.
  • We require at least 3 participants to run the course. In the event we do not reach 3 participants we will reach out to reschedule or issue a refund, whichever you prefer.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable (unless class is cancelled) and can not be used for another date.
  • Maketory is a membership based facility. If you are interested in using our blacksmithing equipment, or any other pats of our facility moving forward please reach out to us for membership information at 858-252-1919 or [email protected]. You may also learn more about membership options at

About the instructor: John Page


John has been a bladesmith for 10 years, practicing all across the US, beginning as a knife maker and swordsmith. Throughout his career he also explored traditional steel making and a wide variety of pattern welding.

Since moving to California in 2016 he has worked as a public educator, demonstrator, and reproduction blacksmith for Old Town State Park. For the last several years John has explored and developed traditional ironwork and tool making. In February/March of 2020 he traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to teach hammer making and the corresponding tooling to local artisans.

In addition to ironwork, John is a luthier and fine woodworker, and currently a Sawyer for Lumbercycle, a non profit sawmill operating across the Southern California region.


Where is it happening?

Maketory, 9431 Dowdy Drive, San Diego, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 260.00 to USD 442.00


Host or Publisher Maketory

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