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Here are samples from three of our classes: Basic Knifemaking, Chainmaille Coif Construction and Glass Paperweights.

 

 

Events & Classes

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Beginning Bladesmithing with Brock Martin
Date(s): Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
When: 9 am - 3 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$225 (materials included) due at registration. 12-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students with a minimum requirement of 4. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Brock Martin of WarFire Forge.

Are you a Jackson County resident? If so, tell us at registration and receive a 10% discount on your class.

Participants will begin by making a simple butter knife from mild steel in order to learn the processes involved in shaping a knife. Students will then progress to making a blade from a higher-carbon railroad spike or spring steel. We will cover grain properties, annealing, heat treating of knives, and use differential hardening to temper our blades. No prior experience required.

Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants, and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.

Armor Construction: Spaulders Class
Date(s): Aug 05, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
When: 9 am - 4 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$265 (materials included) due at registration. 14-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students, with a minimum of 4. Pre-registration is required.

Are you a Jackson County resident? If so, tell us at registration and receive a 10% discount on your class.

Students will learn dishing vs. raising techniques as they are introduced to the fundamental shaping of armor. Fluting and planishing will be explained as well. Basic tools necessary for armor work will be provided and discussed for those interested in pursuing the craft beyond the course. Leather work, riveting, and various accents will be shown and practiced. Students will produce a complete pair of spaulders, wearable to their person. No prior experience required.

Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.

War-Hammer Making with Brock Martin
Date(s): Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
When: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$315 (materials included) due at registration. 16-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students with a minimum requirement of 3. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Brock Martin from WarFire Forge.

Are you a Jackson County resident? If so, tell us at registration and receive a 10% discount on your class.

In this course, students will be working out a war-hammer from a block of hardenable steel. Students will work together as well as with instructors to complete their hammer. Expect to learn about metallurgy, misconceptions associated with the art, and how to develop proper technique. After heat treating, tempering, and assembling their hammers, students will test them on a series of unfortunate objects. No experience is necessary.
 
Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.

Our Biggest event is
for the entire family

Youth Arts Festival

Third Saturday in September
9 am – 3 pm

An annual event for the community's children. There's a lot more info here.