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Blacksmithing Class – Tool Making

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

Every project requires tools. You even need tools to make tools! Cover the basics of tool making and heat treating while crafting hammers, tongs, chisels, and more. Discuss how these pieces can be altered and tweaked to enhance your experience. Feel the satisfaction and reward of using your own forged tools and customize your work […]

$792

Beginner Blacksmithing Class – July 2024

New England School of Metalworking 7 Albiston Way, Auburn, ME, United States

Beginners Blacksmithing with Dereck Glaser Class runs: July 23-26 Tuition: $550 Material fee: $40 Skill level: Beginner and up This class aims to familiarize the student with the tools and techniques that the blacksmith employs.  We will start with a tour of the shop and discuss the tools and their uses, including coal and gas […]

$590

Teen Blacksmithing Class (12 to 16 year-olds) – July

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

Many teens see blacksmithing in movies, video games, and online and become curious about this timeless trade. For the first time, Tillers now offers a blacksmithing class specifically for young people ages 12 to 16. This class one-day class will introduce teens to the basics of the craft: heating the metal, proper hammer techniques, shaping […]

$175

Beginner Blacksmithing Class, July Session

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

Come enjoy heating and beating metal! Start with the basics—fire management, hammer control, and fundamental forging skills—by making hooks and other household items. Students can undertake more advanced projects suited to their experience and interests. Bring project ideas or be inspired by functional and sculptural concepts presented in class. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome. Instructor: John Zeigler & Lance Zeigler Skill […]

$660

Intro to Blacksmithing Class: August

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

This fast-paced introduction to smithing moves you through the fundamentals: basic hammer skills, heat treating, forge welding, and identification of “found” steels. By the end of the second day students will be turned loose to make interesting forged pieces with the support and collaboration of a blacksmith with 30 years of experience. Safety, tools, techniques, […]

$395

Basic Coppersmithing Class

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

This is a beginner's class for those who are interested in learning the basic skills to manipulate copper. Students begin by learning to deburr, clean and anneal copper. Basic hammer control introduces texturing. Design layout and chasing will add another skill level by introducing chisels and their unlimited uses. Students will also learn the technique […]

$395

Timber Frame Design & Joinery Decisions – Class

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

In this course, we will cover the architectural and structural basics for designing timber frame structures that are both functional and beautiful. It is geared towards timber framers who want to know where to place timbers, how to size them, which wooden joints to select, and why. We will cover design and drafting principles required […]

$640

Beginning Blacksmithing Workshop

The New Agrarian School 990 McCaffrey Road, Bigfork, MT, United States

Try blacksmithing for the first time or brush up on your skills in this basic blacksmithing class. Students will be guided through a series of exercises that are designed to teach the language of forging and build your confidence working with hot metal. As you grow more confident, we will progress to making useful items […]

$975

Basic Blacksmith Skills Boot Camp and Tool Making

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

Take your first steps towards the forge! First, learn how to maintain a coal fire and practice points discipline for hammering. Then, achieve good, clean hammer control and progress to tool making. Forge, harden, and temper your own punches, chisels, and tongs while learning about steel. Watch your skills develop as you use tools you’ve […]

$792

Timber Framing Raising and Rigging Class

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

OVERVIEW: Here is an opportunity to learn the few, but necessary, knots (a dozen or so) needed by the timber framer to safely lift heavy loads and tying off timbers for shipment. Students will practice these knots until they own them. All the elements of a knot, bend, and hitch will be covered. The rigging […]

$1,100

BIPOC Carpentry Fundamentals Course

Yestermorrow Vermont Campus 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, United States

This two-day course is a brief introduction to the vast world of carpentry. Students will learn key vocabulary and will become comfortable using basic hand tools. Through the completion of a small project, such as a chicken coop, students will gain confidence and fundamental knowledge to pursue future carpentry projects. Thanks to a grant from […]

$500

Traditional Knife Forging Class – Blacksmithing

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

Build a knife by applying only forging techniques and construction processes used by smiths of old. We will emphasize using hammer skills to move and shape hot metal and shaping and surfacing with files. Also, learn about hardening and tempering by heat, color and eye, using hand tools to construct and rivet wooden handles. Finish […]

$660

Timber Framing 7-Day Workshop

Wild Abundance School for Carpentry 72 Sanford Way, Weaverville, NC, United States

  An in-depth, hands-on workshop in which you’ll raise a beautiful timber-framed structure as part of a team. You’ll learn how to read plans, prepare layouts, use the tools of the timber framing trade, and cut posts, beams, and bracing with mortise and tenon joinery using a mixture of traditional and modern techniques.   During […]

$1200 – $2400

Advanced Blacksmithing Course

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

2-Week Course Following the tradition of Francis Whitaker, students will have the opportunity to focus on fine ornamental iron work for a personal, predesigned project. In addition to working on individual projects, students will share and learn from the techniques used in their fellow classmate’s work. Students must be able to perform a dropped-tongs forge weld, make upset square corners, and freehand scrolls. Predesigned projects must be submitted to instructors before class begins. Please […]

$1,584

Timber Frame Preservation Class

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

A Guide to Understanding, Documenting, and Repairing Historic Timber Framed Buildings Beginning with a brief history of the craft of timber framing and an understanding of historic joinery and traditional layout systems, participants will learn methods for documenting and dating historic structures with both traditional methods and high-tech gadgetry. The course will address the evolution […]

$1,070

Beginner Blacksmithing Class – September 2024

New England School of Metalworking 7 Albiston Way, Auburn, ME, United States

"Lighting the Fire" with Lucas Damen Class runs: September 17-20 Tuition: $600 Material fee: $50 Skill level: Beginner and up, all welcome In this four-day class, we will cover all the basics for the beginner blacksmith. From tool introductions and ergonomics to hands-on forging techniques and the process of planning and executing several small projects. […]

$650

Intro to Blacksmithing Class: September Sessions

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

This fast-paced introduction to smithing moves you through the fundamentals: basic hammer skills, heat treating, forge welding, and identification of “found” steels. By the end of the second day students will be turned loose to make interesting forged pieces with the support and collaboration of a blacksmith with 30 years of experience. Safety, tools, techniques, […]

$395

Timber Framing Class – Fundamentals of Scribing

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

Scribing is an art as much as a craft, requiring a good eye and a steady hand. It involves laying out and transferring joinery intersections from one timber to another using plumb bobs, levels, and marking devices instead of tape measures and math. This traditional method is useful for incorporating out-of-square, naturally curved, or oddly […]

$1,280

Traditional Coopering Class

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

Subject: Woodworking Skill Level: All Levels Duration: September 22-28 Cost: $792 + $65 materials fee   Coopering is the ancient art of making wooden vessels such as barrels, butter churns, buckets, canteens, pitchers, piggins, etc. using only wood for staves and wood white oak bands with no nails or glue. Learn how to use the […]

$792

Introduction to Timber Framing Class: September

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

This class is taught by an experienced builder of timber-framed structures, Chris Newman, and by a structural engineer with decades of experience, Tom Nehil. Both are members of the Timber Framers Guild. Students can expect to begin hands-on learning within a few hours of the first day of class. Tom will discuss design elements and […]

$925

Stone Masonry Class: September Sessions

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

Instructors will take you through the history and theory of stone construction, making of mortar, and shaping of fieldstone into building stone. Presentations will provide insight into geology and the characteristics of different stone types, the mechanics of splitting and dressing stone, and the evolution of mortar systems from ancient to modern. You will then […]

$850

Intro to the Woodshop Class

Yestermorrow Vermont Campus 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, United States

Subject: Woodworking Competency: Beginner Starts: September 28, 2024, 9am Ends: September 29, 2024, 5pm Materials Fee: $90 Tuition: $325-$700 Instructors: Lindley Brainard This weekend workshop introduces the interested but inexperienced woodworker to wood shop equipment and hand tools. The safe, effective, and efficient use of the table saw, jointer, router, planer, drill press, and band […]

$700

Intro to Timber Framing Course

Yestermorrow Vermont Campus 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, United States

This 2-day course is a brief introduction to the concept of square rule timber framing. Perfect for students with a budding interest in timber framing but aren't ready to commit to a full week course. We'll go over basic layout concepts and terminology and every student will get some hands on experience cutting joinery. Competency: […]

$450

Parent and Teen Blacksmithing Class – October

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

Teens and their parent (or other adult) together can learn metal forging skills in the blacksmith shop with experienced instructors in this very popular class. Students make BBQ tools, chisels, and other projects. The fire and tools used in this class demand respect and develop responsibility. Note: Teen and parent/adult need to register together for […]

$625

Basic Carpentry Course

Yestermorrow Vermont Campus 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, United States

This course gives students a basic overview of general terms, tools, and techniques used in the field of carpentry. Learn how to safely use a wide range of hand and power tools while building a small structure such as a garden shed or playhouse.  We'll go over house framing and layout while looking at the […]

$1,250

Intro to Blacksmithing Class: October

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

This fast-paced introduction to smithing moves you through the fundamentals: basic hammer skills, heat treating, forge welding, and identification of “found” steels. By the end of the second day students will be turned loose to make interesting forged pieces with the support and collaboration of a blacksmith with 30 years of experience. Safety, tools, techniques, […]

$395

Blacksmithing I Class for Women

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

Blacksmithing for Women is the same class at our normal blacksmithing class except that it’s for women. We’ve been asked many times for this class and will continue to offer it as long as people are demanding it. This introduction to blacksmithing covers the same projects as Blacksmithing I as well as all the same […]

$395

Timber Framing Course: English Scribe

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

OVERVIEW: The majority of historic timber framed structures in the United States built before 1800 were scribed using a system brought here from the British Isles. It did not involve the use of plumb bobs, piquage, or full-size drawings lofted on a shop floor. It was a simple, direct method using primarily the square that […]

$1,500

Windsor Woodworking Fundamentals

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

Subject: Woodworking, Woodturning Duration: November 17-22 Cost: $660 + $80 materials fees Skill Level: All Levels   The Windsor stool originated in England in the early 18th century. It is characterized by its turned legs, spindles, and seat style. They were originally made from local hardwoods, such as ash, maple, and oak. Often used as […]

$660

Intro to Blacksmithing Class: November Sessions

Tillers International 10515 E. OP Ave, Scotts, MI, United States

This fast-paced introduction to smithing moves you through the fundamentals: basic hammer skills, heat treating, forge welding, and identification of “found” steels. By the end of the second day students will be turned loose to make interesting forged pieces with the support and collaboration of a blacksmith with 30 years of experience. Safety, tools, techniques, […]

$395