In a world that offers far too few opportunities to be creative, I offer classes in blacksmithing, bladesmithing, welded sculpture and welded fabrication.
I teach men and women in a friendly atmosphre that emphasizes building lasting skills.
Many of my students have had NO prior experience with metal work.
Join me for some superheated fun!
Beginning Blacksmithing: In this fifteen-hour course, students learn the basics of hand-forging and finishing metal projects. The emphasis here is on traditional skill building and power tools are not used. Cost: $375.00
Intermediate Blacksmithing: In this second course, students learn basic techniques of traditional joinery, such as riveting, mortise and tenon forming, gas welding and project design. Cost: $375.00
Introduction to Bladesnithing: In this firsrt 24-hour course in knifemaking, the student will complete his or her 4" bladed outdoor knife, using traditional hand-forging, heat treating and grinding methods. The student will also make the handle and guard and join these components into a finished knife. Cost: $375.00
Intermediate Bladesmithing: In this second course, the student will create a knife from a more challenging high-alloy steel. Cost: $375.00
Welded Sculpture: In this 24-hour course, students will learn forging, arc-welding, grinding, hewing and finishing, as well as ratio and proportioning, to create a sculpture. Cost: $375.00
Welded Fabrication: In this basic fabrication course. the student will design and fabricate an item such as a table or bench, using accepted joinery and finishing techniques. Cost: $375.00 *
Projects in Blacksmithing: Want to make something specific? We can design a course around your project. Some prior blacksmithing or welding experience will be required.
Forged hands from the Welded Sculpture Class
Tracy and Kelly with his new knife-Basic Bladesmithing course.