Weekend: June 5-7, 2020
Three Leaf Dividers
Hone your skills at the anvil by creating accurate forgings to refine and embellish
with files. Learn about controlled hand forging, forge welding and decorative file
work to create a pair of three leaf dividers for measuring and layout.
Intermediate, must be experienced maintaining a coal forge
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $18 for files
Weeklong: July 5-10, 2020
Power Hammer Primer
The power hammer is an extremely versatile and powerful tool in the blacksmith's arsenal.
Learn how to forge safely and efficiently use the power hammer. Create a set of tools
and several sample projects to take home.
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $20 for tool steel and mild steel bar stock
Weeklong: July 12-17, 2020
Embrace the loud and rambunctious practice of metalwork through a playful studio practice!
Focus on a wide variety of techniques along with exploration and innovation to pursue
projects of your own design. Use hammering, pressing, dishing, bending, cutting, welding,
riveting and wrapping.
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $50-$150, depending upon use, for a variety of bar steel and sheet
Weeklong: July 19-24, 2020
Forged Sculpture: Material, Process and Form
Use your forging and fabrication skills to think creatively and design and execute
a small finished sculpture. Explore forging solid bar stock, sheet metal and nonferrous
metals such as aluminum, bronze and copper. Cover fabricating and fastening together
parts as well as finishing processes.
Intermediate, must have basic forging, basic welding, knowledge of tools in metals studio
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - none
Weeklong: July 26-31, 2020
The Fighting Knife
Forge, grind and finish a formidable fighting knife. Learn how to create a knife with
the most effective characteristics including proper balance, an ergonomically pleasing
handle and a blade with proper edge geometry.
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE
Weekend: August 7-9, 2020
Japanese Joinery Techniques
Study and implement Asian joinery techniques in steel. Create a small steel composition.
Cover how to scale up these techniques for furniture building or construction.
Intermediate, must have forging skills
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE