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Joinery Class One-Day 1 of 2 days-2023

April 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Instructors: Derrick Phillips, and others
Phone number 651-230-2363 e-mail address derrickphillipsa3o3@gmail.com ( 3 oh 3 not 3zero3)
Class size: Maximum students: 8 Minimum students:4
Class Description: 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 and drifting with ½” round and square drifts. The class is open to all students that have taken the beginners class. Understand that if the student has not had a year or so of reasonably consistent practice, this class will be extra challenging.

Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the class: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hammers (rounding & flat face/peen), tongs to firmly hold (inline and perpendicular) ½” round, and square, and ¾” round, files (hot rasp & 12″ bastard), center punch, hot cut chisel, measuring device (non-flammable), worn or broken grinding wheel or a sharpening stone(for polishing for heat treating).
Safety Equipment: Proper clothes and shoes, safety glasses, gloves if desired, hearing protection
Lunch Arrangements: On one’s own
To register for this class:
Send a check for $150 written out to The Guild of Metalsmiths, including your contact info to:
Derrick Phillips
2461 Como Ave
St. Paul MN 55108
Contact Derrick with questions. derrickphillipsa3o3@gmail.com (3 o 3, as in the letter not zero)
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.


April 22
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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