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Cody Myers

Foxboro, WI
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Growing up on a farm in the northwoods, 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. 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

4 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, Jul 8th, 2019  –  Thu, Jul 11th, 2019
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 continue to develop 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 11th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 14th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Tue, May 14th, 2019  –  Fri, May 17th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 16th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 Days
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Crafting the Throwing Axe

Popularized today by many historical re-enactors of the fur trade era, the throwing axe is a weapon that is 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…
Thu, Apr 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 21st, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Thu, Jun 6th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 9th, 2019
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…
Tue, Oct 30th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, May 6th, 2019  –  Sat, May 11th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Aug 12th, 2019  –  Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
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…
Sat, May 18th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 days
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Small Forest Axe

Learn to forge the quintessential tool of the North woods and thrive in the art of bush craft. 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…
Tue, Nov 13th, 2018  –  Fri, Nov 16th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
Fri, Jun 28th, 2019  –  Mon, Jul 1st, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Aug 19th, 2019  –  Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019
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