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How to Start Blacksmithing

The Ultimate Introduction to the Craft of Blacksmithing. Start in a day, with under $90 of tools!

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  • 90 minutes of actionable, bite-size video lessons that walk you step-by-step through blacksmithing techniques
  • Access to 7 different forging projects
  • Valuable eBooks
  • Mobile and tablet friendly
  • Completely self-paced
  • Full lifetime access
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If you find it cheaper anywhere else, we'll refund you the difference.

Your Outcome

You'll learn (in less than a day) how to start blacksmithing as a hobby.

Have you ever wanted to start a hobby that involves fire, sparks and an endless potential for the application of your creativity?

Or do you want to dip your toes into what you might well like to pursue as an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career?

Either way, this course, made up of over 90 minutes of HD video and several easy to read ebooks, will introduce you to the craft of blacksmithing without having to sift through all the confusions, contradictions and chaos about the subject on the internet or in a book. From the comfort of whatever internet reading device you chose, you can stream this exclusive content, much like a youtube video, and learn how to start blacksmithing with under $90 in tools, most of which you probably already own.

Once you have followed the guide to making and setting up your anvil and forge, follow along to the subsequent tutorials to learn how to make the following projects for the immediate gratification of being able to say "I MADE THIS" as you give a gift unlike any other to your loved one, or as you sell your wares locally.

Learn how to Make:


  • A small forged neck knife, showing also the heat treatment process.
  • An elegant wall hook for hanging coats, keys and tools.
  • A naturally inspired leaf form that can be applied as a key fob and pendant.
  • Hand tools such as the Square, Round and Slot Punch.
  • A beautiful leaf topped wall hook, combining all the techniques into one.

This online course is the first of its kind and is the beginning of a series of educational online products to be created by Alec Steele. Future courses will guide you through intermediate blacksmithing, all the way to making all of your own tools!

"Join the worldwide tradition of men and women working hot iron by starting your journey today!"

Why Should I Buy an Online Course?

  • Save dozens of hours of time, sifting through the depths of the internet trying to work out how to get started by following this curriculum, created by someone well aware of the struggles associated with trying to start a hobby with limited resources!
  • Benefit from being able to advance at your own pace! You can log back in and re-watch the courses for as long as you like, forever!
  • Do it all in your backyard! No need to fly half way around the world to learn from a great teacher, do it all from the comfort of your garden.

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Craft of Blacksmithing

  • Why Should I Get Into Blacksmithing? (3:27) (3:27)
  • How Easily Can I Get Started?! (2:14) (2:13)
  • Course Playback Troubleshooting

Tools and Equipment

  • All About Anvils!! (2:21) (2:20)
  • How do I Buy an Anvil Online? (3:30) (3:31)
  • But How do I Buy all the Steel and Materials Needed? (10:05) (10:07)
  • How do I set up my Anvil? (3:11) (3:13)
  • How do I Set up my Forge? (6:50) (6:52)

Your First Forging Projects

  • Your First Project: Forging a 'J' Hook! (6:59) (7:03)
  • How to Forge a "J" Hook - The Ebook
  • The Two Sided Taper Technique! (9:31) (9:30)
  • The Two Sided Tapers E-Guide
  • How to Forge a Leaf Pendant/Key fob! (9:31) (10:34)
  • How to Forge a Small Neck Knife! (14:50) (14:51)
  • How to Forge a Set of Punches From Your Coil Spring! (9:03) (9:03)
  • The Decorative Leaf Wall Hook! (8:25) (8:25)
  • The Leaf Wall Hook E-Guide
  • Parting Words!
  • BONUS TUTORIAL! How to Forge a Heart Pendant (5:29) (5:29)
  • BONUS EBOOK! How to Forge a Heart Pendant!

Your Instructor

Alec Steele

Learn the basics of blacksmithing online with Youtuber/Blacksmith Alec Steele. From forging your first hook to forging your first hammer!

Frequently asked questions

For what age range is blacksmithing suitable?

For all age ranges from 11 to 111!! Blacksmithing is not as physically demanding as you think and it is the perfect hobby for creative individuals, no matter their age!

When does the course start and finish? [original]

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course? [original]

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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