Workshops and Classes

We offer many classes and workshops throughout the year related to blacksmithing and knifemaking. We also host open forges on a biweekly basis. Check our calendar below to see all of our upcoming events. 

Open Forge

Join us on our open forge nights every other Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:30 pm. Most participants come in to use equipment normally unavailable to them. There’s always a lot going on. It’s $20 to particpate or just stop in to see what’s happening!

The following are dates of upcoming Open Forges

December 13th   December 27th

January 10th       January 27th

Nick Rossi Folding Knife Workshop

When: February  17-19

Price $475

Make a 100% forged blacksmith style friction folder with Nick Rossi in his first workshop on the west coast. This is a friction folder design featuring a lever that secures the blade in the open position using the user’s grip on the handle. Each student should expect to complete at least one knife in this 3 day workshop. Experience helpful, but not necessary.

Class is limited to 8 students.

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop

 

When: March 31

Price $175

Chef Knife Workshop

When: April 21-22

Price $325

Learn the basics of forging a chef knife with the help of Rodger LaBrash. You’ll go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade. All materials will be provided.  

Blacksmith Multi Tool

 When: TBD in March or April

Price $TBD

Build your own blacksmith multi tool which will have the capabilty of interchangeable tooling such as hot cuts, butchers, fullers, tennoning tools, and other swages.  

This class is currently not scheduled. If we have enough interest in the class we will get a date set. If you are interested, please contact us and we will put you on the list.

Mosaic Damascus Workshop

 

When: January 13-15

Price $475

This class will be on making Damascus at an intermediate to advanced level. We will explore the common patterns techniques as well as some mosaic patterns and how to apply them. Each student should come away with 2-3 finished billets that you can further refine on your own. You will learn how to prepare the material, several different patterns, the basics of grinding, etching the Damascus, and finishing.

One Night Damascus Workshop

When: March 9  5-9 pm

Price $125

Learn the very basics of forging a simple Damascus billet. The workshop will be on a Friday night from 5-9 pm. The billets will be preassembled so we’ll be able to dive right into forging. Materials are included. Each class is limited to 6 students.

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop

 

When: May 5

Price $175

Belt Grinder Workshop

 When: TBD

Price $1450 

Build your own 2 x 72 belt grinder. Includes a stand, 2 HP motor with VFD, horizontal adjustability, 

This class is currently not scheduled. If we have enough interest in the class we will get a date set. If you are interested, please contact us and we will put you on the list.