BLACKSMITH AND KNIFE CLASSES
Introductory course on the basic fundamental of custom knife making using the stock removal method. I will take you through the entire knife making process which includes design, operation a metal cutting band saw, grinding, heat treating, polishing, making a guard and pommel, shaping handles and finishing. Students will gain basic understanding of the popular types of steel used in the knife industry, handles material types and styles and develop skill with common knife shop equipment and tools .
Class size is limited to 2 students for individual attention. The classes run weekly for four weeks, total of 24 hour class time. The successful completion of this course will result in a finished and usable knife. This project knife will be designed and hand crafted by the students from scratch.
Class cost $200.00, deposit required.
Classes held Monday and Wednesday 6-9p.m.
BASIC BLACKSMITH COURSES
Explore all the basic skills needed to pursue the craft of blacksmithing in this introductory level class. You will learn about col fire management, hammer control and forging techniques such as drawing out, upsetting, punching, spitting and drifting metal. you can expect to complete a small project that has sample of the various techniques. Student will learn the basic understanding of the type of steel metal uses, its basic compound and durability in a variety of projects. You will learning the basics of tempering and hardening steel, basic knowledge in processes with coal as well as gas forge, and the variety of tools found in the blacksmith shop.
Class size is limited to 2 student per class.
Class is offered on Saturday or Sunday 9-2pm.
Cost $100.00, deposit required.
For more information, cost and available class times email Harry Black at Harrybla@msn.com or call 208-954-1078.