may, 2021

29may9:00 am3:00 pmBlacksmithing 102

Event Details

Intermediate blacksmith class at the beautiful Hagood Mill Historic Site!

Hagood Mill is pleased to announce the addition of Blacksmithing 102. Prior students will be able to add to their blacksmithing knowledge and abilities by attending this class. After a brief recap of what was covered in the previous class, we’ll move on to a group of additional techniques. These will be upsetting, fullering, hot punching, riveting and shaping. We’ll also talk more in depth about the peen of the cross peen hammer. You’ll learn how to properly use this vital part of the hammer to spread, stretch, shape and texture steel. Other tools that will be introduced are fullers, fullering punches, swage and rivet blocks, and a hand cranked drill press. Students must have attended Blacksmithing 101, or have prior metal working experience.

Please dress appropriately with closed toed shoes, long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Safety equipment will be provided. Bring a water bottle. Instruction is for 5 hours between 9-12 and 1-3. We have scheduled a one hour lunch break so that students will have the opportunity to explore the site. Lunch is not provided, please bring your own. Please arrive at 8:45.
A minimum of four and a maximum of six students can enroll for this class. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are $100 per student which includes materials. Advanced registration is required one week prior to the date of the class, unless approved by the Hagood Mill Staff and the Instructor. Students can purchase tickets online. All fees will be refunded if minimum enrollment requirements are not met. No refunds will be made after the start date of the class. Students will have to sign a liability waiver the day of the class.

Why take blacksmithing at the Hagood Mill?

The Hagood Mill Historic is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Stepping on grounds here is like stepping back in time. The open air frontier blacksmith shop of the Hagood Mill lies within the shadows of the oldest surviving working grist mills in the state of South Carolina. The site also boasts historic log cabins, a cotton gin, a moonshine still and a visitor center and gift shop. Hagood Mill is also home to the SC Petroglyph Site, the only protected and most accessible rock art site in the state.

Schedule a private group class

The Hagood Mill is able to schedule a class based on the availability of you and your friends. If you can gather a group of 4-6 people, we can work with you on creating the class when you want. We are also available for wedding parties or any other special occasion that you would like to celebrate creatively. Contact Katie Mann at to learn more.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Hagood Mill Historic Site

138 Hagood Mill Road, Hagood Mill Foundation

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