Blacksmithing Classes with Mark Aspery

Price: $150 per day

Mark Aspery is once again coming to North Texas! He be teaching for 3 days. Each day will be a different class. To get the most out of your experience, it is recommended you attend them all. However, if you can only attend 1 or 2, that will also be fine. The classes will be on Wednesday Nov. 15th, Thursday Nov. 16th, and Friday Nov. 17th at Will Frary's Blacksmith Shop in Grapevine, TX. Each class will have 10 limited slots available per day. Since availabliity is limited, it will be a "First-Come, First-Serve" basis with paid registration thru Paypal. If you cannot register/pay thru PayPal, please contact us to make specific arrangements via Facebook or email. All materials will be provided for each class. Each participant is responsible for their own personal protective equipment (safety glasses & apron). Appropriate attire is required (ie. natural fiber clothing, boots, non-sythetics).

If someone under the age of 18 wishes to participate in the hammer class, a parent or guardian must be present to supervise and also be a member of the NTxBA (for insurance reasons). If you are not yet a member, you can sign-up & pay on the day of the class or here thru PayPal. You can add extra membership at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, please post them under the relevant event page on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ntxba/

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 from 9am - 5pm

1 Day Class - $150

This class will consist of tooling and heat treatment. You will make a hot cut chisel, a slot punch, and a 1/2-inch drift. You will also make a bottom tool.

Please add each day you wish to attend to the cart when checking out.


Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 9am - 5pm

1 Day Class - $150

This class will consist of punch and drifting, punching from two sides, angled holes, punching across the corners, and punching round bar.

Please add each day you wish to attend to the cart when checking out.


Friday, November 17th, 2017 from 9am - 5pm

1 Day Class - $150

This day consists of making parts for a Suffolk Latch using isolation and manipulation with only a hand hammer. Skills include punching and drifting. The latch will be only the parts and not complete.

Please add each day you wish to attend to the cart when checking out.


Membership for NTxBA

Price - $25

Not a member of the NTxBA? Show up to a meeting to sign up or sign-up here thru PayPal.


Event Location

The Grapevine Blacksmith Shop

707 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
940.435.1684