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April 2019

April 2019 Membership Meeting

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Toll Gas & Welding Supply, 3005 Niagara Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55447 United States
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Next TGoM membership meeting to be held April 10 at Toll Gas & Welding Supply, Plymouth. Join your fellow Guild of Metalsmith friends on Wednesday, April 10 at Toll Gas & Welding Supply, 3005 Niagara Ln N in Plymouth. Brian and his crew have always been wonderful hosts and have agreed to host the Guild again. Thank you! Potluck begins at 6:30 pm followed by the business meeting and show and tell. Plans are still in the works, and there…

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Beginners Blacksmithing Class 2019-E2

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$180

The beginners’ basic classes are designed to give everyone the same understanding of the basics, techniques and terminology. The basic classes or proficiency is required before taking any of the many other classes the Guild offers. This enables those classes to concentrate on advanced techniques without having to spend time on basic concepts. This 3 day class covers the basics of: Safety, Tools, Fire Control, Forging Dynamics, Tapers (ribbon, fishtail, point), Twisting, Riveting, Shouldering, Upset, Cutting, Splitting, Punching, Heat Treat,…

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Beginning Blacksmithing Class 2019-E3

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$180

The beginners’ basic classes are designed to give everyone the same understanding of the basics, techniques and terminology. The basic classes or proficiency is required before taking any of the many other classes the Guild offers. This enables those classes to concentrate on advanced techniques without having to spend time on basic concepts. This 3 day class covers the basics of: Safety, Tools, Fire Control, Forging Dynamics, Tapers (ribbon, fishtail, point), Twisting, Riveting, Shouldering, Upset, Cutting, Splitting, Punching, Heat Treat,…

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May 2019

Hammer Class 2019-Making a blacksmith hammer

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$50

Instructors: JimMoenck and crew Class size: Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 6 This class will teach you the skills you need to make a hammer. With this knowledge you will then be able to expand your tool chest with other handled tools. All handled tools such as top fullers, punches and flatters start with this same process. We will begin with a piece of steel, punch the eye, shape both striking ends, heat treat and put the handle on. You…

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June 2019

Fancy Twisting Class 2019 is FULL!

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$50

Instructors: Martin Pansch, 612-599-4762, blacksmithingyeti@gmail.com\ Jim Erickson, 612-868-2050, jimbohotep@yahoo.com Class size: Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 4 "Fancy" twists Class description: In the words of the Beatles “Well, shake it up, baby, now, Twist and shout”; and Chubby Checker (well… paraphrased a little bit) They’re twistin in Norwood In Young America too They’re twistin at the Pansch Ranch And they’re waitin’ on you So, baby, get ready We’re gonna twist with you If you want to learn how to do…

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Spring 2019 Hammer-In

June 14 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Nowthen Historical Power Association Blacksmith Shop, 7415 Old Viking Blvd
Nowthen, MN United States
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Friday, June 14: 7:30-11:00pm, Saturday, June 15: All Day, Sunday,June 16: 8am till 4:00 pm Hot stuff will be happening at the annual Spring Hammer-in taking place at the Nowthen Historical Power Association Blacksmith Shop where we will focus our efforts on the Fall Conference contest: trivets. Come and hang out with a bunch of your friends, make new friends, and share/learn some new skills. Beginners/Newbies welcome to come and try your hand at smithing Camping on-site is available Friday…

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