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Wheat Stalks Class 2018

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Instructor: Dave Gavin
Class size: 8 max, 5 minimum

Learn to make wheat stalks w/leaves as elements of a sculpture. Full sculpture can be completed depending on time.
Required tools: gas forge, anvil, leg vise, hand files, scrolling tongs, tongs to hold 1/8″ – 3/8″ round stock and 1/8″ flat stock, forging hammers, small sharp cross peen hammer, grinder w/ grinder wheel, cut off wheel and sanding wheels, wire brush, brass brush, veining tool for leaves, diverging ‘V’ tool, needle nose pliers or vise grip 6LN, hand held torch (oxy propane or acetylene) & other favorite tools.
Optional tools (bring if you have): touch mark
NOTE: The number of required tools is pretty long and specific. Some are used extensively while others are used for a few minutes and could be shared. If there are questions on any of the tools required, please contact me directly.
Safety Equipment: cotton clothing, gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses, leather boots, gas welding goggles
Lunch: bring your own or go to town ~4 miles away.
To register for this class, send a check for $65 made to “Guild of Metalsmiths” and your contact info to:
Jesse Gavin
N8214 330th street
Spring Valley WI 54767
Call Jesse with questions at: 715-808-5891
Acceptance priority for this class is determined by postmark date.


November 3, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dave Gavin Farm
N6768 720th St
Beldenville, WI 54003 United States
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Jesse Gavin