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Cody Myers

Foxboro, WI
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Growing up on a farm in the North Woods, Cody has always led a hands-on lifestyle. Through traveling he took a great interest in the way that people lived long ago and how those traditions still survive in the world today. WIth the fine balance of art and function, design and utility, steel seemed to be the perfect medium to work. As a blacksmith, he apprenticed under David Hanson. Bringing hammer to hand, steel to anvil, and turning billet to knife he is grateful to share in teaching the art he loves.

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Current Courses Offered by Cody Myers

3 Days
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Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade

Outfit your own blacksmithing tool chest while developing and refining your skills on the forge. In this course, you will create the set of tools needed to become a backyard blacksmith, while simultaneously learning the basics of blacksmithing. Initial tool projects will include tongs and fire-tending tools. Heat treatment, forging,…
Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020  –  Wed, Aug 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 Days
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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond

Always wanted to try your hand at the forge? This is the place to start and to continue developing your blacksmithing skills. You will be introduced to the basic skills of the blacksmith, including safety, fire control, tools, and equipment in both a classroom and "on the forge" setting. Student…
Thu, Apr 16th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, May 11th, 2020  –  Thu, May 14th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Jul 20th, 2020  –  Thu, Jul 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Thu, Sep 10th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 Days
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Blacksmith’s Friction Folding Knife

This course will introduce students to the methods and techniques involved in hand crafting an all metal friction folding knife, a project suitable for beginners to experienced smiths that want to learn more about knife making. Students will learn to forge, grind, heat treat, and polish a carbon steel blade…
Thu, Aug 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Cody Myers, Robert Burns
4 Days
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Crafting the Throwing Axe

Popularized today by many historical reenactors of the fur trade era, the throwing axe is a weapon deeply embedded in North American history. Akin to the hatchet, it offers the ability to split and chop wood but is also designed to be used as a hand-to-hand or throwing weapon. The…
Thu, Apr 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 26th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
6 Days
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Damascus Steel Blade Forging

Highly prized for centuries for its uncanny strength, ability to hold an edge, and distinctively beautiful swirling and flowing patterns, Damascus steel is art—forge welding at its finest—as you combine different types of steel, forge them through fire, and hammer into one solid billet. Like a baker uses kneading and…
Mon, May 4th, 2020  –  Sat, May 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
1 Day
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Families at the Forge

The North House Blacksmith Shop excites the curiosity of adults and kids alike, as hammers pound, sparks fly, and red-hot metal becomes a fire poker, hook, or other tool right before their eyes. Try your hand at the forge in this family class, as kids and adults work together to…
Sat, May 16th, 2020
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Fri, Oct 16th, 2020
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 Days
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Forge an Axe

Learn to forge the quintessential tool of the North Woods. This tool packs big results in a little package: the size of this axe lends itself to be easily portaged yet has enough weight to handle any camp chore. This axe will be constructed out of a single solid piece…
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 4th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers

Past Courses Offered by Cody Myers

Blacksmithing: Optional Day

Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond - 3 days

Damascus Steel Tutorial

Forge-Welding a Damascus Blade and Other Items

Summer Camp - Blacksmithing: Hammers, Fire, and Fun