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August 2019

Knife Tongs Class 2019 IS FULL!

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$120

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

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September 2019

2019 Demo Op: Lamberton Hot Iron Days

September 6 @ 9:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm
Lamberton Hot Iron Days lamberton, MN 56152 United States + Google Map

Contact Bob Brown to volunteer for this event. Bob says: "Mould making for cast iron pour Friday 10 am-4 pm. Pour at 10 pm Mould making Sat. 10. starting about 8:30-9:00. Pouring cast iron mid afternoon. Demo opportunities Sat., outside."

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6-inch Lancashire-style Hacksaw Class 2019

September 7 @ 9:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$125

Instructors: Martin Pansch, Jim Ericksen, Tom Sanders Lancaster hacksaw Class size: Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 4 Class description: Whether you are looking for an addition to your period demonstration kit or just want to add some class to your 5-gallon bucket the Lancashire style hacksaw is just the dapper tool you have been looking for. In this class we will be making a 6-inch version of this classic style hacksaw (see photo) using mostly traditional techniques. We will be…

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2019 Pre-Conference Class-2 days

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Little Log House Pioneer Village, 21889 Michael Avenue
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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$120

Instructor: Valerie Ostenak, www.valerieostenak.com  Simple Curling Ribbon Class size: minimum 8, maximum 15. During this two-day class, guest instructor Valerie Ostenak will share the finesse of using hammer and anvil to cold-forge a sculptural neckpiece, bracelet, and earrings from non-ferrous metal. Copper wire of different gauges will be provided. Students may opt to bring silver. As no forge work is needed and lighter hammers will be used, a wide range of skill levels can be accommodated, though basic beginner blacksmith…

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2019 Pre-Conference Class-Day 2 of 2 Days

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Little Log House Pioneer Village, 21889 Michael Avenue
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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$120

Instructor: Valerie Ostenak, www.valerieostenak.com  Simple Curling Ribbon Class size: minimum 8, maximum 15. During this two-day class, guest instructor Valerie Ostenak will share the finesse of using hammer and anvil to cold-forge a sculptural neckpiece, bracelet, and earrings from non-ferrous metal. Copper wire of different gauges will be provided. Students may opt to bring silver. As no forge work is needed and lighter hammers will be used, a wide range of skill levels can be accommodated, though basic beginner blacksmith…

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Fall Conference 2019

September 20 @ 10:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Little Log House Pioneer Village, 21889 Michael Avenue
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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The Guild of Metalsmiths’ 42nd Annual Fall Conference, aka “The Madness” happens September 20, 21, & 22, 2019 Registration should be completed by September 1, 2019. Check our 2019 Fall Conference brochure for full details. (PDF doc) FEATURING... Valerie Ostenak Valerie Ostenak studied painting, jewelry and metalsmithing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff AZ, and continued at California State University Long Beach, CA. She has worked with private clients, interior designers, and architects designing and creating paintings, art jewelry, and…

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