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Martin Pansch Farm

8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
612-599-4762

May 2012

2012 Poor Man’s (or Woman’s) Anvil Workshop

May 19, 2012
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$25

Instructor: Martin Pansch It doesn’t take much to get started in blacksmithing. A bit of fire, a hammer. and an anvil. New smiths often get hung up on getting a "real" anvil, but for centuries master works were made on anvils that were little more than a lump of steel. In this workshop participants will cut and grind some salvaged steel pieces into a small, serviceable anvil. Everyone should leave with something suitable to start pounding hot steel on. If…

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April 2014

2014 Poor Man’s (or Woman’s) Coal Forge Workshop

April 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$35

Coal Forge It doesn’t take much to make a decent coal forge if you know what you are doing. If you have some tools, a little know how and a nose for scrounging stuff you can make one for almost nothing. Sadly, most people just getting into blacksmithing often lack at least one of those. This workshop will provide students access to experienced smiths for guidance and the required tools for forge making. The main goal is for all participants…

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May 2014

Informal hammer-in May 10, 2014

May 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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Martin Pansch is hosting an "informal" hammer-in at his farm on Saturday, May 10, 2014. His goal is to work on his "Iron in the Hat" entry, but read the quotes from Martin below to learn the full flavor of this hammer-in! "The scheduling gods have taken pity on me and I am actually going to have a free weekend on 10-11 May. I intend to spend some time in my shop working on a tool for my entry for the Iron…

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April 2015

Poor Man’s (or Woman’s) Forge April 2015-CLASS IS FULL!

April 25, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$40

Coal Forge It doesn’t take much to make a decent coal forge if you know what you are doing. If you have some tools, a little know how and a nose for scrounging stuff you can make one for almost nothing. Sadly, most people just getting into blacksmithing often lack at least one of those. This workshop will provide students access to experienced smiths for guidance and the required tools for forge making. The main goal is for all participants…

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May 2015

American Style Hatchet Class 2015

May 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$110

American Hatchet In this class students will be learning to make an American style hatchet. This style is more efficient in use than the European style that preceded it and is one of the first occurrences of American technological innovation. We will be working in teams and striking for each other, 2 people per forge and anvil. Tom Sanders will be teaching this class. He has been making axes and teaching people how to strike for more years than he…

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April 2016

Flat Bit Tongs Class April 2016

April 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$40

Instructors:  Martin Pansch, Larry Wasmund, Darryl Ponder, Rob Murray, Rick Wessling, Marty Masters Class size: Maximum students: 10 Minimum: 5 Tongs, while deceptively simple looking, contain a lot of considerations in making them. They should fit the work, fit your hand, be long enough but not too long, sturdy enough but not too heavy, and constructed in a way that lasts despite heavy use. This class will look at these factors and more as we learn to make tongs using…

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June 2016

TIG Welding Class 2016 IS FULL!

June 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$90

Instructor: Jim Erickson TIG (short hand for Gas Tungsten Arc) welding has become the industrial standard when precise, neat welds are required. You will find it used on everything from bicycle frames to nuclear reactor coils. In this class Jim Ericksen will try to bestow as much of his many year of experience with TIG into a day. After a little bit of basic theory we will jump right into welding coupons of stainless steel using some top-of-the-line equipment. No…

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Boot Scraper Class 2016

June 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$110

Instructor: Tom Sander Class size: Maximum students: 6    Minimum students: 3 If you have walked around rural Minnesota in the spring you have likely become quite a connoisseur of how different mud sticks to your boots. It is also likely this appreciation has also seen you banned from entering the house prior to shedding pounds of you boot covering muddy goodness. Well your troubles are at an end! In this class Tom Sander will lead students in making boot scrapers.…

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October 2016

Bottle Opener Class 2016

October 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$40

Instructor: Jim Erickson  Max students: 8, minimum students: 4 How many times have you been sitting in your lounge chair with a cold bottled beverage in your hand and suddenly realized that you had lost your bottle opener?  How many times have you cut your delicate hands with a twist top that was installed by malicious robots in the production lines, bent on world domination?  How many times have you had a lit fire in your forge and wanted something…

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September 2017

Power Hammer Use with Nathan Robertson 2017-FULL!

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$230

Power Hammer Use-'Pre-pre-conference class' Class size: Maximum students:    10 Instructor: Nathan Robertson Class description: Do you want to get the most out of your power hammer? Or are you contemplating getting a power hammer but want to know more about them first? In this class Nathan will be taking students from the basics of driving a power hammer, both mechanical and air powered, up to as far as we can get in two days. Students will learn a technique, make…

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July 2018

2018 Bottle Opener Class

July 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Pansch Farm, 8760 Yale Avenue
Young America, MN 55397 United States
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$40

  Bottle Openers Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 4  Instructor: Jim Ericksen How many times have you been sitting in your lounge chair with a cold bottled beverage in your hand and suddenly realized that you had lost your bottle opener? How many times have you cut your delicate hands with a twist top that was installed by malicious robots in the production lines, bent on world domination? How many times have you had a lit fire in your forge…

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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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September 2019

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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