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Robert Schulz

Hillsboro, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Robert Schulz

Robert has been blacksmithing since 1996, focusing on the techniques of traditional joinery. He has been a student of many great smiths including Bill Fiorini, Chuck Patrick, Jim Batson, Tom Latane, Clay Spencer, and Peter Ross, and has taken intensive internships at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Tillers International. Along with blacksmithing, Robert and his family are homesteading their off-the-grid SW Wisconsin land, practicing natural building techniques, draft horse power, and organic agriculture. Robert is also co-founder of the Driftless Folk School in Vernon County, WI (

Current Courses Offered by Robert Schulz

3 Days
Teaser image for Hand-Forged 'Using' Knife

Hand-Forged 'Using' Knife

This class is just what the title suggests—making a knife that is meant to be used—in the garden or forest, for cooking, or hunting. We will begin by hand-forging a blade of high-carbon steel, starting from round stock.  With the blade forged to shape, we will do heat treatments of…
Wed, Jun 17th, 2020  –  Fri, Jun 19th, 2020
Instructor: Robert Schulz