Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.
Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.
Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.
We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.
Two day introduction to engraving metals run by Danae Cresswell. You will cover using hand and air powered tools, sharpening, design, patterning techniques and finishing. You will work on a sampler plate that showcases a number of different styles and techniques. Perfect for those wanting to try it out and see if they want to take it further.