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Join us in this one-of-a-kind creative, skilled and artistic world.  Learn from blacksmiths, leather-smiths, jewelry-smiths and others in the world of skilled crafts

There was never a good knife made of bad steel

– Ben Franklin


Taught by Experts

Access to videos of all kinds taught by expert smiths and crafters


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Detailed Video Instruction

Learn a new craft by watching experts do it the right way. Watch over and over unitl you get it right


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A Different Kind Of Workshop

Forge a Memory Family offers a different kind of workshop experience. Access videos of artisans performing their craft from the comfort of your computer, laptop or phone.

Smith forging the metal
Two Artisans In Leathercraft Workshop

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Blacksmith at work

Blacksmith Classes

Becoming a blacksmith is like tapping into the ancient art of shaping metal with fire and hammer.  the heat of the forge warming your workspace.

Leatherwork Background

Leathersmith Classes

Embarking on the journey to become a leathersmith is a dive into the art of crafting with one of the oldest and most versatile materials—leather.

The girl is engaged in jewelry business

Jewelrysmith Classes

A jewelrysmith is a magician with metals and gems. They craft beautiful pieces of jewelry by forging, casting, and stone setting.

chopping firewood into chips with an ax

Ax Throwing Classes

Throwing an ax can be a thrilling and rewarding skill to pick up. It combines precision, technique, and a touch of primal satisfaction.

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The Forging Process

Forging is a time-honored and intricate process of shaping metal through the application of force, heat, and precision. The journey begins with carefully selected raw materials, typically metals like steel, aluminum, or titanium, chosen for their specific properties such as strength, durability, and malleability. The first step involves heating the metal to a temperature where it becomes more pliable without reaching its melting point. This critical phase, known as the “annealing” process, allows the material’s molecular structure to loosen, making it more amenable to manipulation.

Ax close up on a blurred background of burning fire.

Once the metal reaches the optimal temperature, skilled craftsmen employ a variety of techniques to shape it into the desired form. Hammering, pressing, and rolling are common methods, each demanding a unique set of skills and tools. The precision required in forging is akin to a delicate dance between the artisan and the molten metal, ensuring that the final product meets exact specifications. The end result is a forged piece with improved strength, enhanced structural integrity, and a refined finish, ready to serve its intended purpose in industries ranging from blacksmithing to aerospace engineering.