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Specialty Blacksmithing Classes

In addition to our Basic Blacksmithing classes, the 2018 conference has some exciting specialty classes:

Hammer Forging – 2 day Workshop
Instructor: Shaun Williams

Hand-forge your very own blacksmith hammer, a right of passage among aspiring journeyman blacksmiths! The two-part course takes place on consecutive mornings Friday & Saturday 8AM-1PM.

Prerequisites: Must have experience managing fire in a coal forge and basic hammer control. If you have no blacksmithing experience, we recommend Basic Blacksmithing #1 and #2 or equivalent skill before taking this class.

 

Traditional Joinery Techniques
Instructor: Leslie Tharp

Learn to make elegant and sturdy connections using traditional joinery techniques. We’ll cover slitting and drifting holes, mortise and tenon joints, pass through joints, and more. This class is suitable for intermediate and advanced students.

Prerequisites: Must have experience managing a forge fire, and basic hammer control. If you have no blacksmithing experience, we recommend Basic Blacksmithing #1 and #2 or equivalent skill before taking this class.

 

Forging a Blacksmith’s Knife
Instructor:  Jordan Borstelmann

Learn about forging a tapered edge, efficiently drawing out material, and how to harden and temper a knife blade. Simple twisting will be used to make the handle. Students may expect to leave with one knife, ready to be sharpened (on their own, at home).

Prerequisites: Must have experience managing a forge fire, and basic hammer control. If you have no blacksmithing experience, we recommend Basic Blacksmithing #1 and #2 or equivalent skill before taking this class.

 

Classes are available to registered conference participants only, on a “first paid” basis.  All class fees include materials.

Conference Admission must be purchased along with your class registrations or banquet tickets. You will not be able to attend and take any classes you purchased without this! A single admission ticket covers your entire household! Dismiss