Experience hosted by Mike

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

You will learn the basics of forging iron with a coal fired forge. You'll meet me at my shop, and with a hammer in hand you'll learn the basics of the art of blacksmithing. You will square, taper, twist, bend, scrolll, and flatten the metal into your own unique wall hook.
Other things to note
This is a rustic hands on work experience. Be prepared to get dirty! There are numerous dangers including smoke, fire, loud noises, sharp objects, and more.

What's included

  • Equipment
    All materials and equipment will be furnished by LLForge, including safety...

Meet your host, Mike

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a blacksmith/bladesmith with over eight years of forge experience. I was a semi-finalist on History Channel "Forged in Fire," season 5, episode 13, "Horseman's Axe". I have recently started a "Learn to Forge" experience here at my forge. It has been a huge success. I believe I offer a truly one of a kind, unique experience .
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From £126
/ person
Tue, 3 Aug
£126 per person
08:00 - 10:00
£126 per person
Tue, 3 Aug
£126 per person
10:30 - 12:30
£126 per person
Tue, 3 Aug
£126 per person
13:00 - 15:00
£126 per person

Where you'll be

The experience is conducted at my forge, nestled in a quiet backwoods setting near beautiful Lake Michigan.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Elisa
July 2021
We had so much fun, and we learned a new skill! It was great to even leave with our own souvenir! (that we made!)
Tami
July 2021
This is an awesome experience ! Really enjoyed the entire process from start to finish… Mike is an exceptional teacher…if you are looking for a fun, different experience, you need to book this!
Dennis
July 2021
I had the Learn to Forge experience with Mike at Leprechaun Lair Forge on a Friday morning. Mike is a skilled and patient instructor who made me immediatly feel at home. It was like meeting a friend for a lesson in the basics of a coal fired forge. We used making a decorative wall hook as the teaching project. It turns out I actually needed a hook like that for my motorcoach! Mike explained each step before we did it and had me perform each part. He steped in and assisted me when if had any difficulity with a step but always encouraged me to do the work if I could. Mike strives for doing things right and not taking shortcuts to save time. I highly recommend his classes for simple items thru custom projects.
I had the Learn to Forge experience with Mike at Leprechaun Lair Forge on a Friday morning. Mike is a skilled and patient instructor who made me immediatly feel at home. It was li…
Libby
July 2021
Mike was extremely knowledgeable in the blacksmith trade and a patient instructor. We made an awesome hook and learned so much about the blacksmith trade. Thanks Mike for a interesting & fun experience
Katherine
June 2021
It was our first time forging and I’m not sure we completely knew what to expect. Mike thoroughly explained every part of the process, allowed us to take extra time for the parts that felt not quite right to us yet, and was kind and fun throughout. It was a great time and I can’t recommend this experience enough!
It was our first time forging and I’m not sure we completely knew what to expect. Mike thoroughly explained every part of the process, allowed us to take extra time for the parts t…
Jason
June 2021
What fun! Mike was a great teacher. Very patient with a variety of skill levels and intent on making sure we could all walk away with a piece we could be proud of. A very hands-on experience!

Choose from available dates

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  • Tue, 3 Aug
    08:00 - 10:00
    £126 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    10:30 - 12:30
    £126 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    13:00 - 15:00
    £126 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    15:30 - 17:30
    £126 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    18:00 - 20:00
    £126 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    08:00 - 10:00
    £126 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    10:30 - 12:30
    £126 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    13:00 - 15:00
    £126 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Proper attire and footwear, long pants, and no open toed footwear. LLForge will provide gloves and safety glasses