Weekend - May 21-23, 2021
Three Leaf Dividers
Create a pair of three leaf dividers to use for measuring and layout. Hone your skills at the anvil by creating accurate forgings and use files to embellish them. Learn about controlled hand forging, forge welding and decorative file work to create a tool that you will be proud to use.
Intermediate (requires the ability to maintain a forge fire); Materials fee, payable to instructor, $18 for files
May 28-30, 2021
Insects and Arachnids
Create your very own forged and fabricated steel bugs. Learn layout, pattern work and design with multiple examples available for examination. Cover beginning forging, welding and fabrication techniques while working on individual projects.
Beginner-Advanced; Materials fee, payable to instructor and dependent upon use, $2-$20 for rivets and flex shaft abrasives
June 6-11, 2021
Forged Sculpture: Material, Process and Form
Use your forging and fabrication skills to think creatively while designing and executing a small, finished sculpture. Explore forging solid bar stock, sheet metal and nonferrous metal such as aluminum, bronze and copper. Cover fabricating and fastening parts as well as finishing processes.
Intermediate (requires basic forging, basic welding, knowledge of tools in metals studio)
June 13-18, 2021
Power Hammer Primer
Take full advantage of the power hammer's versatility and brute force! Learn to forge safely and efficiently using the power hammer while creating a set of tools and learning to use them. Gain useful tips, tools and sample projects while gaining skill.
Intermediate; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $20 for tool steeL
June 20-25, 2021
The Fighting Knife
Forge, grind and finish your very own fighting knife! Discuss blade balance and handle ergonomics. Learn how a fighting knife differs from other blades and what makes them so special.
July 20-25, 2021
Basic Forged Chef Knife
Gain an introduction to the forged blade. Forge, harden and handle a chef's knife of your own design. Cover every aspect of beginner knife making from steel selection to sharpening.
Beginner; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $20 for exotic wood and frame material
July 25-30, 2021
Building a 10th Century Viking-Style Padlock
Explore several styles of 10th Century Viking padlocks and build at least one style. Discuss how these locks were originally made, the materials used to make them, and some of the reasons they were made in that manner.
Intermediate (requires the ability to maintain a forge fire); Materials fee, payable to instructor, $15 for material to forge each lock
August 6-8, 2021
Learn to forge a variety of steel utensils from a single piece of material. Cover isolating mass, spreading material, drawing out and hot cutting to create spoons, spatulas and more. Explore various decorative techniques and designs to create your own unique, functional hand-forged utensils.