We have a self paced Basic One classes the first Saturday of each month, from 9am to 1pm.
First timers are welcome to stop by on any first Saturday try out the shop, just pay the $10 fee to cover coal and material. We can supply some basic hand tools to get you started, and give you an idea of what you might need to continue taking classes.
On your second visit we expect you to have completed our membership requirements.
OCBG Basic One Lesson CD
Basic one lesson plan is available as a download by clicking on "Download CD" or on CD at any OCBG Saturday meeting. Lesson plan will also reference particular ABANA Controlled Hand Forging lessons.
Once you have received your CD, please print out the Basic One and ABANA lessons.
Bring lesson plan to class.
Synthetic materials can melt and stick to your skin when near heat or flame.
Wear wool or cotton clothing.
Loose rolled up sleeves, turned-up trouser cuffs are good for catching hot materials. (Ouch!)
Steel toed shoes with thick soles are a good investment.
Aprons will save clothing.
Ear plugs or muffs will save your ears from damage ( your ears have been warned )
Safety Glasses with impact resistant lenses, ( not just a pair of sun glasses ) are required inside the shop.