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MN School of Horseshoeing

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6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
800-257-5850 https://www.mnschoolofhorseshoeing.com/

October 2018

Beginning Blacksmithing Class 2018 A-1

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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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 2018-A2

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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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 2018-A3

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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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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Box Tongs Class 2018

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$75

Instructor: Larry Wasmund and others Class size: Maximum students: 9 Minimum students: 5 Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the class. Bring your favorite hammer and a file Safety Equipment – Cotton Clothing, Gloves, Hearing protection, safety Glasses. Lunch arrangements: Bring a bag lunch or travel to fast food. This class will teach those in attendance how to make a box style tongs. A box type tong gives you the most control in holding rectangular…

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November 2018

Forge Welding Class 2018

November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$160

Instructor: Dave Mariette Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18, 9 am to 5 pm each day Cost: $160 member, $180 non-member Maximum students: 8, Minimum: 5 Forge welding. So, you’ve seen it done. It looked so easy. Why doesn’t it work for me, you ask? David will seek to dispel the mythical mysticism that seems to surround this technique, and give you the tools you need to begin forge welding. Like many things there is no magic bullet. It…

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December 2018

Handled Struck Tools Workshop 2018

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$85

Instructors: Jesse (lead instructor) and Dave Gavin, other Handled struck tools Minimum six students Maximum eight. The tools made will be punches with a wire handle and chisels with a wire handle. We will offer the option to use treadle hammers supplied by the teaching staff. (Find out if you really need one of these by trying them.) Last year we used 3 different treadle hammers for the eight students. Tools for the treadle hammers will be supplied. Steel used…

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Fireplace Tools Class 2018

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$65

Instructors: Larry Wasmund and others Class size: Maximum students: 10 Minimum students: 4 This will be a creative class making tools for a fireplace or fire pit. You will create a fire poker, an ash shovel, and a hearth broom handle into which you will incorporate a whisk broom. The stock will be 3/8 square stock and there will be many handle choices from coils to animal heads to bottle openers incorporated into the handles. All students get enough materials…

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Tiny Tool Ornaments Class 2018

December 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$65

Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 5 Examples of tiny tools Instructors: Larry Wasmund and others This class is to be a fun day creating tiny scale forged tools such as tongs, hammers, anvils, and others limited only by your imagination. Students should know how to direct the movement of steel with a cross peen, draw out, and rivet. Everyone will go home with multiple ornaments. Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the class: Bring your…

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January 2019

Beginning Blacksmithing Class 2019-C1 is FULL as of 12/7/18!

January 5, 2019 @ 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-C2 is FULL as of 12/7/18!

January 12, 2019 @ 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-C3 is FULL as of 12/7/18!

January 19, 2019 @ 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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2019 Bolt Jaw Tongs Class is FULL!

January 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$65

This is class #1 of 2. The second class is on Sunday, January 27. Both are FULL! Class Description – Learn to make bolt jaw tongs from bar stock. These tongs are useful for reaching around parts on the end of a bar – leaves, finials, bolt heads, the curve of an S hook and others. Tools to bring – proper safety attire, favorite hammers, tongs to hold 5/16” X 3/4” & ¼” flat stock, hot cut chisel, files –…

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2019 Bolt Jaw Tongs Class #2 is FULL!

January 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$65

This is class #2. The first class was on Saturday, Jan. 26. Both are FULL! Class Description – Learn to make bolt jaw tongs from bar stock. These tongs are useful for reaching around parts on the end of a bar – leaves, finials, bolt heads, the curve of an S hook and others. Tools to bring – proper safety attire, favorite hammers, tongs to hold 5/16” X 3/4” & ¼” flat stock, hot cut chisel, files – flat, half…

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February 2019

Scandi-style Bushcraft Knife Class 2019

February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$120

Instructor: Paul Widenhoefer Minimum of 4 students, max is 8 Are you afraid of being stuck in the wilderness with only a knife at your side? Or do you just want to carve some Dala horses with an authentic Scandinavian blade? Well we have the knife class for you! This class offering will be for making a scandi-style knife favored by woodworkers, campers, survivalists and woods men and women alike. We will be covering forging a blade, safety, grinding, knife…

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March 2019

Taste of Blacksmithing 2019

March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$50

Taste of Blacksmithing projects to make This is the day to try blacksmithing! We’re designing this for the complete novice. Hammer in hand, iron heated in the coal forge, anvil at the ready, you’ll be making one or more of these take-home projects: a drive-hook, an S-hook, a wrist cuff (Viking arm band, anyone?), or just keep hammering and see what amazing shape comes forth! Bring your creativity, safety glasses, and curiosity – we supply everything else. Instructors: Education Committee…

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Struck Tools Workshop 2019

March 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$70

Instructor: Jim Scott Class size: 8 max, 5 minimum The day will include: Prepare a punch, a slitting chisel and a drift using approximately 5/8 inch round stock. We will fabricate normal length (6 to 8 inches) hand held tools (no handles). We will heat treat using oil. We will have trainers who offer all kinds of help including striking. Material used will be GM automotive coil spring stock, presumed to be 5160 alloy. Students should have completed the Beginning…

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Forge Tool Building Class 2019

March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$65

Instructor: Larry Wasmund Minimum students 5 Maximum students 10 We will be using the most basic procedures to construct a Forge Rake, Water Can, Forge Shovel, and a Poker. Bring safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, and wear denim or cotton clothes. Entry level skills to intermediate level skills, depending on the handle design. Lunch: 1 hour on your own. Coffee and rolls at 8:30 am. To register for this class, send your full contact information and a check for $65…

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April 2019

Beginners Blacksmithing Class 2019-E1

April 6, 2019 @ 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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Trivet Class

April 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$60

Trivet Instructor: Derrick Phillips, (651) 230-2363, derrick_phillips@q.com Minimum students 4, Maximum students 8 This is a one-day class to practice basic blacksmith skills and introduce tenon joinery. The project will be to forge 3 identical pieces, including slotting & drifting holes, and forging & sizing tenons to complete a basic trivet. This class is good for nearly all skill levels. The simple design of this trivet allows for achievable joinery with moderate blacksmithing skills and the tools provided in the…

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Beginners Blacksmithing Class 2019-E2

April 13, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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August 2019

Knife Tongs Class 2019 IS FULL!

August 24, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

2019 Beginners Blacksmithing 3-Day Class

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 19, 2019

MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$180

Registration is now open for the 2019 three day Beginners Blacksmithing classes October 5, 12, 19 in Ramsey (MN School of Horseshoeing) 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…

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November 2019

Joinery Class-Part One-2019

November 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - November 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 8:30am, repeating until November 17, 2019

MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$120

Class champion: Derrick Phillips Class size: Maximum 8, minimum 4 students This is Part One of three in a Joinery class series. The overall courses are skills based, to incorporate all that was learned in a class taken by the instructors and taught by Mark Aspery. In this first 12 hours of instruction the student will learn the importance of proper tool making to accomplish successful joinery. We will concentrate this portion on forging tooling to perform ½” slot punching…

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Fireplace Tools Class 2019 cancelled!

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$75

Instructors: Rich Herman/Larry Wasmund Class size: Maximum students: 10 Minimum students: 4 Fireplace Tools This class will be a creative class making tools for a fireplace or fire pit. You will create a fire poker, an ash shovel, and a hearth broom handle into which you will incorporate a whisk broom. The stock will be 3/8 square stock and there will be many handle choices from coils to twists and bottle openers that may be incorporated into the handles. Come…

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December 2019

2019 Handled Struck Tools Workshop

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$85

Instructors: Jesse and Dave Gavin, Herb Fick, and others Class size: max 8 students; minimum 6 students Handled Struck Tools The tools made will be punches with a wire handle and chisels with a wire handle. We will offer the option to use treadle hammers supplied by the teaching staff. (Find out if you really need one of these by trying them.) Tools for the treadle hammers will be supplied. Steel used will be 5/8 and 3/4 inch round 4140…

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January 2020

Beginners Basic Blacksmithing Classes – “C” Session January 4, 2020

January 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$180

Beginners Basic Blacksmithing Classes - 'C' Session, January 4, 11, and 18 in Ramsey (MN School of Horseshoeing) 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,…

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Beginners Basic Blacksmithing Classes – “C” Session January 11, 2020

January 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$180

Beginners Basic Blacksmithing Classes – ‘C’ Session, January 4, 11, and 18 in Ramsey (MN School of Horseshoeing) 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,…

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Beginners Basic Blacksmithing Classes – ‘C’ Session January 18, 2020

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$180

Beginners Basic Blacksmithing Classes – ‘C’ Session, January 4, 11, and 18 in Ramsey (MN School of Horseshoeing) 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,…

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Scrolling Tongs Class 2020

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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$65

Instructor: Dave Gavin It was announced at the Christmas party that there will be a scrolling tongs class on the 25th of January. These tongs will be made in the same style as the previous tongs that Dave Gavin has taught - including the diamond shaped boss area. Tools: Hammers, tongs - various sizes, & grinder. We will have a belt sander for finishing. Lunch: will be the usual - you can bring something or go out. Champion: Jesse Gavin. Jagavin6273@hotmail.com Register for…

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