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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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Viking Round Shield Class with Brock Martin
Date(s): Apr 21, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
When: 9 am - 4 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$370 (materials included) due at registration. 14-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students, with a minimum 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, we will focus on forging a shield boss (raised center) and assembly/construction methods of creating a Viking round shield. Students will have a few different options on how their shield is assembled and finished. Riveting, leatherwork and use of a draw knife will also be covered. Students will be able to choose between different sizes, ranging from 26" to 34" in diameter.

Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants, and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.
Bladesmithing: Forging a Kukri with Brock Martin
Date(s): May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018
When: 9 am - 5 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$375 (materials included) due at registration. 16-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students with a minimum requirement of 3. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Brock Martin of WarFire Forge.

Students will forge a high carbon Kukri along with fittings while learning the metallurgy behind producing a quality tool/weapon. No prior experience required, but a base knowledge of bladesmithing is recommended. Topics covered will include forging vs stock removal, heat treating, and tempering, temperature control vs hammer control, poster, limitations of workability, filing, sanding, sharpening, handle construction, and more. We will discuss misconceptions associated with the art and how to fortify proper technique. Students will walk away with a high carbon (high quality) blade and choose from an array of exotic woods and materials for their handle.

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

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

WarHammer Class with Brock Martin
Date(s): May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
When: 9 am - 5 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$400 (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, we will be forging a WarHammer from a block of hardenable steel. Students will work together as well with instructors to complete their hammer; designing each face of the hammer and deciding on handle length. Expect to learn about metallurgy, misconceptions associated with the art, and how to develop proper technique. After heat treating, tempering, and assembling our hammers, we will test them on a series of unfortunate objects, time permitting. No experience is necessary.
 
Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.
Viking Axe Making with Brock Martin
Date(s): Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
When: 9 am - 5 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$380 (materials included) due at registration. 16-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students with a minimum requirement of 3. 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.

This course is designed to introduce students to axe making using hand tools while learning the metallurgy behind producing a quality tool/weapon. No prior experience required. Topics covered will include: forging vs stock removal, heat treating and tempering, temperature control vs hammer control, posture, limitations of workability, filing, sanding, sharpening, and more. We will discuss misconceptions associated with the art and how to fortify proper technique. Students will walk away with a high carbon (high quality), bearded axe akin to those used popularly by Vikings.

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

Beginning Bladesmithing with Brock Martin
Date(s): Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
When: 9 am - 3 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$300 (materials included) due at registration. 12-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students with a minimum requirement of 3. 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.

This class is designed for students with no prior experience in blacksmithing. 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 steel. We will cover metallurgy, grain properties, annealing, heat treating of knives, and use differential hardening to temper our blades. The focus of this course is to learn and refine good technique in blacksmithing.

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

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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.