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Currently Scheduled Blacksmithing & Toolmaking Courses

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Blacksmith’s Folding Knife

Throughout history blacksmiths have made their own tools, among them being the…
Thu, Aug 25th, 2022  –  Sun, Aug 28th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Robert Burns
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Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade

In this course, students will begin to outfit their own blacksmithing tool chest while…
Thu, May 18th, 2023  –  Sun, May 21st, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond

Always wanted to swing a hammer and fire up a forge? This is the place to start and the place to…
Mon, Sep 19th, 2022  –  Thu, Sep 22nd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cody Myers
Sat, Oct 15th, 2022  –  Tue, Oct 18th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cody Myers
Thu, Apr 6th, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 9th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cody Myers
Wed, Jun 7th, 2023  –  Sat, Jun 10th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Blacksmithing: Women & Non-Binary Session

This three-day class is an introduction to forging for women, trans folks, and non-binary people.…
Fri, Sep 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Sep 4th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elizabeth Belz
Fri, May 12th, 2023  –  Sun, May 14th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elizabeth Belz
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Crafting the Throwing Axe

Popularized today by movies and many historical reenactors of the fur trade era, the throwing axe is…
Thu, Jun 22nd, 2023  –  Sun, Jun 25th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Crooked Knife: Make Your Own

The crooked knife, also known as the mocataugan, has an important place in the history of North…
Fri, Feb 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 5th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
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Decorative Ironwork Intensive

From fireplace tools to shelf brackets and kitchen racks, decorative ironwork can highlight any part…
Fri, Oct 7th, 2022  –  Mon, Oct 10th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Michael Jones
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Families at the Forge

The North House Blacksmith Shop excites the curiosity of adults and kids alike—as hammers…
Fri, Oct 21st, 2022
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Sat, Oct 22nd, 2022
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Tue, Jun 6th, 2023
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Wed, Jun 21st, 2023
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Forged Cooking Utensils: At the Grill and in the Kitchen

Explore blacksmithing or develop your skills at the forge to create your own cooking utensils. In…
Fri, Sep 9th, 2022  –  Sun, Sep 11th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elizabeth Belz
Fri, May 5th, 2023  –  Sun, May 7th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elizabeth Belz
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Forgework Skills Refresher

This course is designed for students who are interested in brushing up their skills before taking on…
Thu, Oct 6th, 2022
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michael Jones
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Forging Late Iron Age Scandinavian Composite Blades

Students in this class will use forge welding techniques to create a typical northern European Late…
Thu, Sep 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Sep 18th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Doug Swenson
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Forging Late Iron Age Scandinavian Fishing Implements: Spears and Hooks

The prevalence of fish in the Scandinavian diet has its roots in the Viking era, if not before. For…
Fri, Oct 28th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 30th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Doug Swenson
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Make Your Own Japanese Woodworking Tool: The Kebiki

"How did I ever do without this?” Be the proud maker and user of an essential woodworking…
Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 19th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Fred Livesay
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Sharpening Tutorial

"Get the Edge" might be another appropriate title for this course. Chisels, planes, gouges, knives,…
Sat, Apr 29th, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 30th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Dennis Chilcote