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Blacksmithing & Toolmaking

Currently Scheduled Blacksmithing & Toolmaking Courses

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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, Nov 7th, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 10th, 2024
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 taught by a female-identifying smith as an…
Fri, Sep 13th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 15th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elizabeth Belz
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Families at the Forge

The North House Blacksmith Shop excites the curiosity of adults and kids alike—hammers pound,…
Fri, Jun 21st, 2024
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Fri, Jul 5th, 2024
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Sat, Jul 27th, 2024
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Fri, Oct 18th, 2024
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Sat, Oct 19th, 2024
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Forge a Railroad Spike Knife

Learn to take an American icon and forge it into a versatile tool. Students will use high carbon…
Mon, Oct 21st, 2024  –  Wed, Oct 23rd, 2024
9am-5pm each day
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…
Tue, Sep 17th, 2024  –  Thu, Sep 19th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elizabeth Belz
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Forged Wood Carving Tools

This course will cover the fundamental forging, grinding and hardening techniques needed to create…
Sat, Sep 7th, 2024  –  Tue, Sep 10th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Lars Mørch, Jim Ricci
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Hand-Forged "Using" Knife

This class is just what the title suggests: making a knife that is meant to be used  in the…
Thu, Jul 18th, 2024  –  Sat, Jul 20th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Robert Schulz
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Knife Making in Traditional Nordic Styles

A good knife has been an essential tool for humans around the globe for millennia. Join guest…
Wed, Nov 20th, 2024  –  Fri, Nov 22nd, 2024
Days 1,2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Niilá Omma
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Lions, Tigers, and Dragons: Forging Animal Heads in Steel

Animal motifs can be found in folk art the world over, from everyday creatures to more mythical…
Wed, Aug 28th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jordan Borstelmann
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Sharpening for the Woodworker

There are many woodworking tools out there that require a sharp edge to function properly. A…
Sat, Oct 12th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Wesley Hathaway
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Traditional Scandinavian Knife Forging

The heart of the knife lies in its blade. This course brings the crafts of blacksmithing and…
Tue, Sep 3rd, 2024  –  Thu, Sep 5th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Lars Mørch, Jim Ricci
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Viking Axe Heads

Participants in this workshop will learn how to forge and heat-treat their own Viking Style Bearded…
Wed, Aug 21st, 2024  –  Sun, Aug 25th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jordan Borstelmann
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Viking-Era Bronze Casting with Recyclable Clay Molds

Experience time travel through craft by exploring the metallurgy of the Viking era! Learn metal…
Thu, Aug 15th, 2024  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Wayne Potratz
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Viking-Era Smelting: Iron-Age Technology in the Modern Era

We’re no stranger to taking materials back to the source: woodworking courses regularly head…
Wed, Oct 9th, 2024  –  Sat, Oct 12th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Wayne Potratz
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Welcome to Blacksmithing!

The Blacksmith Shop at North House has a charisma that can’t be denied: the ring of the hammer…
Fri, Sep 27th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Michael Jones