Upcoming Forge Classes – May/June 2018

Upcoming Blacksmith Classes

Spring 2018

Classes are held at 246 Front St N, Campbellford, ON
All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Rates are per student. Classes begin at 8am unless otherwise noted.

Email the_smith@borealforge.com for more info or to reserve.

 

Foundations of Bladesmithing      May 12-13, 2018

Gain the skills and knowledge to forge a superior hand knife. Learn heat treating, metallurgy, forging and finishing as you complete your own heirloom blade.

Two days (20hrs). No experience required.

$325

 

All Types of Tongs      May 26-27, 2018

Tongs are the most-needed yet most-neglected blacksmith tool. Factory-made ones just don’t cut it. Making your own means you will always have the tongs you need – and you will never stop needing more. Learn to forge Flat, box, chain, wolf-jaw, pick-up, crucible, axe-head and scrolling tongs over two days of intensive forging, and gain the knowledge to build all the tongs you will ever need.

Two days (20Hrs) Any amount of prior forge experience is an asset.

$325

 

 Forging Axes  June 2-3, 2018

Learn the power of tradition as you forge a superior full-size working axe. Whether you choose Hewing, Splitting, Felling or Throwing – students will leave with a complete heirloom tool of their own creation, and the knowledge to build more.

Two days (20hrs) Forging experience an asset but not required.
$385

Blacksmithing Fundamentals     June 22-24, 2018

Build your own set of forge tools as you learn the traditional skills of the blacksmith. Shape hot metal into tools or works of art using fire, hammer and anvil. Learn the properties of metal, the proper use of tools and the techniques of working iron as you embark on your own journey. An intensive course, begins Friday evening at 5:00.

Two-and-a-half Days (25hrs). No experience required.
$325

 

My Work

Surt’s Horn

An elaborate drinking horn, leaning toward Jelling motifs.

Colonial Fire Tongs

From a set of 18th c fireplace tools.
Wrought with precision.

Birch-leaf Fireplace Doors

Hand-forged in their entirety,
from leaves to rivets.

Walnut Chest

Small dovetailed walnut chest, with forged
iron hardware from extant 18thc New
England examples.

Small Knives

Three small hunting knives, all 5160. From top, hafts are antler/cedar burl, Koa/Maple/Brass and Walnut with copper pins.

Heimdall’s Coffee Mug

A Viking coffee mug with Jelling motifs.

Oak Leaf Fireplace Doors

Copper and steel fireplace doors, to match and complete a 1920s marble fireplace. Some very simple repousse, modern and traditional forms.

Rococo Pipe Tomahawk

Pipe tomahawk with light engraving
and pewter accents.

Bowie Knife

An even bigger knife – 15” overall. Differentially-quenched 5160 blade, hafted with antler, nickel-silver and maple then elaborately file-worked. Balance is exceptional.

Gun-Barrel Tomahawk

Pipe tomahawk forged from a .45 muzzle-loader barrel. Pierced blade, pewter and brass accents.

Mjolnir Mk II

Second in my series of Sterling silver Thor's Hammer pendants. Fenris the wolf leers from the face.

Mjolnir MkI

Sterling silver Thor's Hammer pendant.
A significant pair of ravens adorn the face.