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2 DAY BEGINNING KNIFE MAKING

JAN-APRIL 2019

Start with an overview of alloys and materials selection, and then, take a billet of high carbon steel and learn the basics of, forging, shaping, heat treating, and grinding. Choose to leave your handle as forged, or wrap it with natural cordage. You will also have the option to drill out your tang for attaching a handle down the road. This workshop is suitable for anyone from the beginner, to someone who has some forging skills, and wants to learn to craft a simple "brut de forge" style blade. Class size is limited to six.

$450.00


April 20th-21st 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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CHEF'S KNIFE

DECEMBER-MARCH 2018/2019

In this two day workshop, you will make a 6" chef's knife using stock removal techniques. Starting with a profiled high carbon steel blank, you will learn about design & layout, differential heat treating, grinding, Handle selection, profiling, edge geometry, and more. Each participant will walk away with a knife that will be ready to go to work for you.

$525.00


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2 DAY AXE MAKING

Come learn to forge a small axe suitable for camping, backcountry, wood carving, or splitting kindling at home. In this workshop you will start with a billet of high carbon steel, and learn about preparation, controlled hand forging, striking, punching, drifting, heat treating, sharpening, shaping and hafting a handle, and more. This is a physically demanding class, and not for the timid. Class size is limited to four. Forging experience is helpful, but not required.  

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2 DAY DAMASCUS AXES

In this class, you will take a billet of pattern welded steel (Damascus) and for it in to an axe. You will apply all of the same techniques that are learned in the regular axe making class, but you will also learn how to forge / work with and finish a Damascus piece.  

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Stay tuned for changes and additions to this schedule, or ask to be added to our email list. All classes are taught by David Tuthill in his Ballard Forging studio. Reservations are first come first serve through this site. Keep your eyes open for a variety of upcoming classes.


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BEGINNING KNIFE MAKING

 

AXE MAKING