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Knife Tongs Class 2019 IS FULL!

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Instructor: Paul Widenhoefer and whomever I can pester into helping out

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Knife Tongs

Class size: 8 max-6 min. Parent child combos encouraged

Description: Do you like knives and fire? Sorry, dumb question. Have you thought about making knives but don’t feel that you have the tools to start? Well this is the class for you! This class is designed for the person new to blacksmithing or knifemaking looking for a variety of tongs for the different aspects of knifemaking, but is money- conscious (buying new tongs is expensive!). You can expect to leave the class with up to 5 working tongs. We will be starting with tongs blanks from Ken’s Custom Iron. They have allowed me to bundle a set of tongs that is geared for the knifemaker, but could be used by any new blacksmith. We will tailor the tongs for the different aspects of knifemaking.
Tools needed: Favorite hammer, files, wire brush, safety gear (cotton clothes, eye/ ear protection, boots, gloves)
Lunch: bring your own or eat at one of the local establishments.
Registration: Send checks made out to Guild of Metalsmiths for $120, along with your contact information, to
Paul Widenhoefer
3618 Robin Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Any questions, please call Paul at 952-930-0070 or email at pwidenhoefer@gmail.com
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.


August 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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MN School of Horseshoeing
6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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Paul Widenhoefer