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Weekend – May 20-22, 2022  JayReplogle_Tomahawk
Create a Tomahawk
Jay Replogle
Learn to forge, grind and finish a tomahawk from a bar of steel using a coal forge and forge welding. Add a handle and create a functional object while learning common techniques that a blacksmith uses.
A materials fee of $15 per handle is payable directly to the instructor as required.
Beginner

$380

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Weekend – May 27-29, 2022 JohnMedwedeff
Blacksmithing Fundamentals
John Medwedeff
Blacksmiths can forge objects with an infinite range of design and function.  The methods to create utilitarian, decorative or sculptural forms are based on seven fundamental processes. Learn or refresh these skills in the context of experimentation with hot iron and making small objects. Gain an understanding of basic skills and open the imagination. 
Beginner-Intermediate
$380 

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Weeklong – June 5-10, 2022ellendurkan
Forged Fashion
Ellen Durkan
Focus on forging forms that fit on the body. Discuss how to create balance within a piece by using repetition of similar forged elements. Receive individual design assistance and forge a piece to fit your neck and torso.
All skill levels
$700

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Weeklong – June 12-17, 2022Carrillio_Knife
Forging Pattern Welded Viking Spears
Emiliano Carrillo
Forge your own Viking spear based on original artifacts! Create spears from multiple pieces of pattern welded material to emulate the construction of historical pieces. Cover forge welding sockets from flat stock and complex multi bar welding as well as grinding and hardening.
A material fee of $30 includes wrought iron for sockets and spear cores and is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
Intermediate-Advanced (Proficiency forge welding)
$700

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Weeklong – June 19-24, 2022delisle_knife
Introduction to Bladesmithing: Hidden-Tang Kitchen Knife
Addison de Lisle
Bladesmithing is a common entry point into blacksmithing. Cover the basics of forging, heat-treating, grinding, and polishing a blade. Explore the decorative potential of the hidden-tang assembly. Create at least one finished knife.
An optional material fee of $20 includes stabilized wood for handle and is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
Beginner
$700 

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Weeklong – July 17-22, 2022 Replogle_BowieKnife
The Bowie Knife
Jay Replogle
Learn to forge, grind and finish a Bowie knife. Delve into handle ergonomics, edge geometry and proper knife design.  
Beginner
$700

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Weekend – July 29-31  Doston_hammer
Hammer Making
Kevin Dotson
Forge one of the most commonly used hammers - the cross peen.  Learn the fundamentals of team striking at the anvil, heat treatment of 4140 tool steel and basic wood working techniques applied the handle making process. Through targeted towards beginners, this workshop is open to all levels of experience.
Beginner
$380 

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