Experience hosted by Mike

  1. 2 hours
  2. 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
  • 37 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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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 37 reviews.

Karen
September 2021
Mike is a great guy who seems to enjoy sharing his blacksmithing skill and passion with others. We enjoyed a low key evening making a small project that was within our ability to be successful. A great family activity for those with older kids.
Jackie
September 2021
This was great! Mike was welcoming and the setting was lovely. Mike was so good with my 15 year old grandson. He gave him professional hands-on experience right away. We were so impressed. Thankyou, Mike. We'll be back for more.
Marianne
August 2021
This was an amazing experience! Mike made everything feel easy and was great at teaching and storytelling. He was quick to ask us if we liked the way our project looked and show us how to fix it. His property is beautiful, too, and we could tell he was excited to share his time and talent with us. We are already planning to go back!
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.

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, Oct 29
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    $175 per person
  • Fri, Oct 29
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $175 per person
  • Fri, Oct 29
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Fri, Oct 29
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $175 per person
  • Fri, Oct 29
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Mon, Nov 1
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    $175 per person
  • Mon, Nov 1
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $175 per person
  • Mon, Nov 1
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $175 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

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

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.