The Railroad Spike Knife is a fun place to begin your journey into smithing! There are no prerequisites required for this class and any and all skill levels are welcomed.
This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins. Lumber and tools provided!
Forging nails is the ideal starting point for those interested in black smithing. Making nails has been one of the oldest forms of blacksmithing for centuries and was usually the first task learned of any blacksmithing apprentice. This course will teach students the proper terms, techniques, and protocols required to successfully create usable nails.
There are no prerequisites required for this class and any and all skill levels are welcomed.
This three hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tool: the flat back chisel. Learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship.
This six hour course covers the fundamentals of dovetail joinery. Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects that require solid tensile strength. The dovetail technique predates written history, is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master.
This four hour course covers the basics of a wood lathe and wood turning. You’ll learn how to operate a wood lathe and create a cylinder to take home. Concepts covered will be machine safety, choosing materials, auxiliary tools used when turning, how to operate a bench top wood lathe properly and turning concepts to create a cylinder.
This is where your journey begins! Developing understanding of moving/drawing material in the square, scrolling, single set, twisting, fishtails, working with multiple sizes of material, body/hammer/anvil anatomy and relationship, plus many more topics will be covered in this two-day workshop appropriate for any skill level.
This five hour course covers advanced techniques for preparing and joining stock metal with MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding for projects. You must have previously taken Intro to MIG Welding to participate.
Learn blacksmithing through this hands-on experience! Includes lessons on the basics of forging hot iron, methods used by the Smith, and proper utilization of tools as well as their history. All skill levels are welcome.