Orange County Blacksmith Guild
Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA
This shop exists to pass along the craft of blacksmithing. Our objective with this class and everything else we do, is that you understand the basics of the craft and then, thru your learning process, gain as much knowledge as you can. Consequently, we are
not here to teach you how to make knives, spears, swords, axes, hatchets, arrow points or any other weapon you can think of. We are here to teach you a process that is over 4,000 years old and a process that, up until 40 years ago was a dying craft. When you have learned the basics, we welcome the opportunity to see your ability in weapons production, tool production or anything artistic.
Students have access thru the museum bus and employee entrance
Drive on thru and park in the big lot by the school
We are all volunteers, working to share our knowledge of blacksmithing.
We try to respond to e-mails as quickly as possible
Any person we determine to be working in an unsafe manor to themselves or others in the shop,
will be asked to leave and not permitted to return.
The building is back, we still have some rebuilding and equipment repair and replacement.
Introduction class have started back up.
Basic 1 classes are back, but we will not be able to provide the previous level of training for a while.
We have come a long way, but , still need help getting back to what we had before the fire.
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Safety glasses with a side protector
are REQUIRED when working in or
around the shop
At one time we would provide a loan of safety glasses to those that did
not have them.
We DO NOT provide them now.
The will be available for sale only
We are sorry, but with the current needs to avoid sharing anything transmittable, this is necessary