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Weekend - May 21-23, 2021 Jay Replogle
Basic Knife Making
Jay Replogle
Create a knife from a piece of steel! Learn basic techniques used in
bladesmithing including forging from stock, grinding, heat treating and
finishing.  Begin with a piece of steel; end with a functional knife with a
handle and sheath.

Beginner; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $20 for wood and leather
$360 

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Weekend - May 28-30, 2021 ElizabethBelz
Insects and Arachnids
Elizabeth Belz
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
$360

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LisaGeersten

Weeklong - June 6-11, 2021
Forged Sculpture: Material, Process and Form
Lisa Geertsen
Think creatively while designing and executing a small, finished sculpture. Explore forging solid bar stock, sheet steel and copper. Cover basic fabrication and fastening parts using rivets as well as finishing processes.

Beginning open to all levels. Some experience is advised but not necessary.
$660

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AbePardee

Weeklong - June 13-18, 2021
Power Hammer Primer
Abraham Pardee
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
$660 

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Weeklong - June 20-25, 2021 - Beginner WeekJayReplogle
The Fighting Knife
Jay Replogle
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.
Beginner - Intermediate
$600 

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NickRossi

Weeklong - July 18-23, 2021
Basic Forged Chef Knife
Nick Rossi
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
$660 

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Weeklong - July 25-30, 2021ElmerRoush
Building a 10th Century Viking-Style Padlock
Elmer Roush
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
$660

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Weekend - August 6-8, 2021 AnnaKoplick
Forging Utensils
Anna Koplik 
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.
Beginner-Intermediate
$360 

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