Blacksmithing Workshops


Weekend: June 5-7, 2020 SethGould
Three Leaf Dividers
Seth Gould

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, 2020AbePareee,Tools
Power Hammer Primer
Abraham Pardee

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 Pete Brasspenninx
Refining Raucous
Leslie Tharp

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 LisaGeertsen
Forged Sculpture: Material, Process and Form
Lisa Geertsen

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 JayReplogle
The Fighting Knife
Jay Replogle

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 Steve Howell
Japanese Joinery Techniques
Steve Howell

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






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