Blacksmithing



Finials and Twists

Jorden Mauro

Forge some flair into your smith work! In this two-part class we will explore several different kinds of twists and finials with which to embellish our iron. Starting with the most basic smith's twist and fishtail scroll, students will move through ever more difficult and artful ornamentation, capping off their work with the rubik's twist and leaf finial. The business aspect of incorporating these motifs into "sale-able" items will also be explored. In the end, everyone will go home with some fun decor!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $210
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $260 (members)         $300 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1200-0526    This session has been cancelled

      Sat May 26, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




BBQ Utensils

Colin Roy

We will be forging a BBQ grill fork, BBQ grill spatula and a BBQ grill set of tongs that will all function for real use, and be decorated using traditional blacksmith designs. Students will be taught many basic skills used by blacksmiths every day, including hot cutting, drawing out metal, rounding and squaring, adding decorative twists, hooks and planishing. By the end of the two days students will head home with a full set of decorated and functional BBQ tools, and a much greater knowledge of the art of blacksmithing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $210
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $260 (members)         $300 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety. Leather aprons are recommended.

Sessions:

1287-0602    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat June 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




A Taste of the Forge

Steve Gurzler

Join blacksmith Steve Gurzler at the smithy for three weekday evenings. Class size will be limited to four students so instruction can be tailored to match the students' blacksmithing skills. This class is designed to provide a basic overview of the skills and processes of the blacksmith, and will include building and maintaining a fire, heating metal to the proper temperature, basic hammer techniques, drawing, twisting, bending and cutting. More advanced skills will be taught, depending on student progress. Students can expect to complete two or more simple projects.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $105
         Non-members: $125
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $155 (members)         $175 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Half Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety. Students should be high school age and older. Parents must accompany children who are under 18 years of age.

Sessions:

1194-0614    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Thu June 7, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu June 14, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu June 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

1194-0913    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu September 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu September 20, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu September 27, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Forge a Carving Knife, Make a Case and Whittle a Spoon

Lucian Avery

In this class we will make a sloyd style knife blade with a wooden handle shaped to fit comfortably in your hand. Next, a birch bark sheath and a razor edge. The last day will be spent whittling spoons with your knife. Steel selection, basic metallurgy, heat treating and sharpening will be covered as well as local wood selection for spoons and safe carving grips. This class is best suited for people who have some experience in at least one of these subject areas or for beginners who are up for a challenge.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $390 (members)         $440 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1247-0608    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri June 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat June 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 10, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forged Door Knockers

Garry Kalajian

In this workshop participants will be shown several designs of traditional blacksmith-made door knockers and guided in the making of a historical reproduction or an original piece. A variety of decorative chisel-cut strike and mounting plates and pivot joints will be shown, and participants will be guided in making nice ones for themselves.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $210
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $260 (members)         $300 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1262-0613    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed June 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu June 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Garden Shepherd's Hook

Jorden Mauro

Try your hand at making a traditional garden shepherd's hook for hanging potted plants and other decor. In this one-day class, students will learn and apply some basic blacksmithing techniques to make a decorative and functional plant hanger that can be driven into the ground anywhere.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $105
         Non-members: $125
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1260-0616    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 16, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Blacksmithing Fundamentals

Dick Sargent

Learning the fundamentals of any craft is the first step to becoming a skilled craftsman. In this class students will learn to draw out tapers, split, twist and upset mild steel. Forge weld chain links will be taught as well as how to manage the blacksmiths fire. All the foundational skills of blacksmithing will be demonstrated or discussed in this course. If you have a fundamental curiosity about blacksmithing, this course if definitely for you.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $520 (members)         $570 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety. Owing to the physical demands and to safety issues, this class is suggested for students 18 years of age and older.

Sessions:

1283-0622    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri June 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat June 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon June 25, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Iron Adornment (Steel Jewelry)

Nicholas Downing

Although steel is not traditionally thought of as a precious metal, its versatility, toughness and character make it ideal for body adornment. We'll cover a variety of techniques, including small-scale forging, filing, basic Damascus steel, twisting, finishes and patination. Projects will include anything from belt buckles to rings. Participants in this class can include the seasoned beginner and up.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $520 (members)         $570 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1266-0707    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat July 7, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon July 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue July 10, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forging Candlesticks - Let There Be Light

Dick Sargent

In this two-day class, students will learn how to make a simple forged candlestick. It can be similar to the one shown or of your own design (time permitting). This would be a fun class for couples wanting to share making something together for their home or who would just like to share the experience of learning some basic forging.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $210
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $260 (members)         $300 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1294-0714    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat July 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 15, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Bladesmithing

Matthew Parkinson

This class is taught by renowned instructor and the very first winner of History Channel's Forged in Fire, Matthew Parkinson. Students can expect to forge and finish one 4-6" blade antler handled hunting knife, using a gas forge. Topics covered will be working with high carbon steels, knife design, forging a blade to shape, grinding, finishing, heat treating, fitting a guard and attaching a handle. This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class but some forging experience is helpful. Also covered will be the design, construction and finishing of a leather belt sheath. Students will learn how to make a pattern for the individual knife. Then they will cut out, mold, stitch, dye and finish a leather sheath. Special attention will be given to the design of the sheath for good retention of the knife as well as holding up over time.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $415 (members)         $465 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1219-0721    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat July 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon July 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1219-1012    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Fri October 12, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat October 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Blacksmithing - Practical and Ornamental Joinery

Bob Compton

This is a class for smiths who have a good grasp of the basics and want to expand their repertoire to include various methods of traditional joinery. Students will be working on projects of their own design, either some sort of grillwork or a small table or bench. The idea is that all students will design a piece incorporating a specific technique or techniques they want to learn while at the same time being exposed to techniques that other students want to explore. Techniques that will be covered include slitting and drifting, mortise and tenon, wedged tenons, clasp joints, collaring, riveting and anything else that comes up.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $525
         Non-members: $575
  • Materials: $125
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $650 (members)         $700 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 5 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1248-0727    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri July 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat July 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 29, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon July 30, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue July 31, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forging a Chef's Knife

Matthew Parkinson

This class is taught by renowned instructor and the very first winner of History Channel's Forged in Fire, Matthew Parkinson. The chef's knife is the most used knife in almost any home. These iconic knives help to create meals for family and loved ones. Well-made kitchen knives can last a lifetime and this class will give you the opportunity to create one of your very own. In this two-day class students will make their own chefs knives from high carbon steel. All aspects of bladesmithing will be covered, from forging the blade to shaping, then heat treating, grinding and polishing, making and fitting a wooden handle and finally, sharpening - with very special attention given to the design and geometry of this kind of knife. This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class, but some forging experience is helpful.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $210
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $260 (members)         $300 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1203-0804    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat August 4, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 5, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1203-0908    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat September 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forging An American Classic - The Bowie Knife

Mace Vitale

Taught by renowned instructor and winner of the History Channel's Forged in Fire, Mace Vitali. The Bowie knife is America's most famous knife, steeped in history and legend. In this five-day intensive class, students will learn the ins and outs of forging, grinding and heat treating this iconic blade. Once the blades are complete, students will create a guard and handle using steel and wood. Attention will be paid to the feel and balance of these knives, as well as the edge geometry and performance.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $525
         Non-members: $575
  • Materials: $125
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $650 (members)         $700 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 5 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1195-0809    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu August 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri August 10, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat August 11, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 12, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon August 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Mokume Gane

Bob Menard

Mokume Gane is Japanese for wood grain metal. This class will de-mystify the techniques to create these pattern-welded materials. Mokume are dissimilar nonferrous metals forge welded together and then manipulated to make interesting patterns. In this class students will be forging silver and copper. This material is then used to make jewelry and other embellishments that are added to different metal projects. The technique does not require great strength. It is easily done by most anyone. Techniques explored will be forge welding billets, pattern development, discovering the limitations of the material, etching processes and making interesting small projects.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $390 (members)         $440 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1197-0815    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed August 15, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu August 16, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri August 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forging Box Joint Tools

Peter Ross

This class will focus on learning to make the infamous Box Joint. This is a challenging forging exercise and we will all spend time practicing the shapes and processes before making and assembling a pair of flat jaw pliers. Students who finish ahead of schedule may elect to make other box joint tools as well, such as sugar nippers, round nose pliers, scrolling pliers, rushlights, etc. Of course, there are tools to make for this project and class time will be devoted to preparing those as well. All students will make their own set of special fullers, slitting chisel, drifts and bottom swages, enabling them to make more of these tools at will. Lastly, the work goes best with the help of a striker, so each student will have the opportunity to act as master and as striker, leading to a much better feel for that kind of teamwork. As stated this is a challenging forging project. It requires drastic re-shaping of 1/2 x 1 material while maintaining good control of size and shape. We will mainly use hand tools, with some help from a striker. For those who are interested, time can be spent filing/finishing and decorating the surfaces.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $650
         Non-members: $700
  • Materials: $125
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $775 (members)         $825 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 5 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1265-0820    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon August 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue August 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed August 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu August 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri August 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Intermediate Blacksmithing - Forging Transitions and "Set-Ups" for Various Shapes

Bob Valentine

For millennia blacksmiths have forged iron into many useful items. Integral to their shape is the transition from one cross section to another; often in a way that is both graceful and structural. This class will explore traditional 18th century forging with an emphasis on the transitions necessary in order to have structurally sound work. In addition, we will explore the various ways a shape can be forged out and the "set-up" necessary to forge shapes. Students can choose from a variety of items to make, challenging both intermediate and advanced smiths. Examples of multiple items, from hardware to hearth equipment will be available for students to examine and handle.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $460
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $520 (members)         $560 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1196-0825    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 25, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 26, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon August 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue August 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing

Mark Aspery

This class is aimed at the beginner or novice smith. Following the ABANA curriculum, we will start at the beginning and progress in difficulty during the week. Aside from the first morning, the class will be project driven, including the rose and the wizard bottle opener, among others. An emphasis will be placed on the forging and heat-treatment of the tools that you will need to carry out the next project. Blisters and a healthy appetite are all but guaranteed.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $650
         Non-members: $700
  • Materials: $125
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $775 (members)         $825 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 5 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1207-0910    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon September 10, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue September 11, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed September 12, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu September 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri September 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Camp Knife - Introduction to Bladesmithing

Jordan LaMothe

A heavy chopping knife is an invaluable tool for clearing brush and splitting kindling. This class is a comprehensive introduction to bladesmithing. Each student will forge a blade using a gas forge and hand hammer, grind, heat treat and finish the blade with a wood handle. Emphasis will be placed on ergonomic design, edge geometry and heat treating to maximize performance of a working knife.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $390 (members)         $440 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Students are required to wear non-synthetic clothing, long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Sessions:

1264-0915    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat September 15, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 16, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon September 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Hammer Making and the Striker

Patrick Quinn

In this class you will run through all the steps involved in making a 2.5 lb forging/rounding hammer. Starting with a chunk of 1045, you will punch and drift the hole, forge the cheeks, and fuller around the face and peen. Most of the work will be done with strikers and sledge hammers. We will focus on proper striking technique. After the hammer is forged, all heat-treating steps will be covered: hardening and tempering, then finishing (sanding and polishing), and, if time allows, handle making. This class is for intermediate smiths.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $265
         Non-members: $315
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $340 (members)         $390 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 ½ Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1206-0921    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Sat September 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Essentials of Forging

Dick Sargent

It is essential to learn the fundamentals of any craft to have a foundation on which to become a skilled craftsman. In this course students will learn fire management, drawing out tapers, splitting, upsetting, punching of mild steel and more. The class will be shown how steel moves as it is forged and why. The basics of forge welding will also be taught while making chain links. If you only want to satisfy a curiosity about blacksmithing or if you might at some time want to become a professional smith, this course is essentially for you!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $520 (members)         $570 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety. Owing to the physical demands and to safety issues, this class is suggested for students 18 years of age and older.

Sessions:

1284-0928    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat September 29, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 30, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon October 1, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Sliding Door Latch and Other Door Hardware

Garry Kalajian

In this workshop participants will be guided in making one or more slide bolts with different handles, spring tensioning and strikes. Door pulls, a thumb latch, and a door knocker are among further options, time permitting. Basic blacksmithing skills are recommended.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $90
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $405 (members)         $455 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1261-1002    Add registration to shopping cart

      Tue October 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed October 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu October 4, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forge Welding

Derek Heidemann

One of the most crucial skills for any blacksmith is the ability to forge weld. This two-day class will cover a variety of different forge welds from welding chain to more complicated techniques.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $210
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $260 (members)         $300 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1210-1006    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 6, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 7, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Next Step - Introduction to Blacksmithing II

Dick Sargent

If you have taken any of the four- or five-day basic blacksmithing classes, this is what should be next for you. We will expand on what you have learned and proceed to more advanced tool making and welding, job layout procedures, proper hinge eye forging, simple mortise and tenon construction along with other techniques as time allows. Finished projects (other than tools) will not be the point of this class. Rather, small parts and pieces of what could be elements of completed works will be yours to study, reference and refresh for yourself when you are working at home in your shop. This course is open to all beginners as long as you feel competent with the skills offered in our basic classes. Please don't forget your notebook and pencil. The notes on layout will be as important as any of the forged elements.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $495 (members)         $545 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety. Owing to the physical demands and to safety issues, this class is suggested for students 18 years of age and older.

Sessions:

1293-1019    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri October 19, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat October 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon October 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forging Damascus

Matthew Parkinson

This class will cover the basic process of forging pattern welded Damascus steel. Students will weld up several small billets and explore the basics of pattern development. Students will also explore several common methods of forge welding as well as covering the science of forge welding. Students can expect to learn the process of choosing steels that will give good pattern and function well together in the final billet. The class will cover how to lay out and prepare the steel for forge welding both in the starting stack and in subsequent re-stacks. Special attention will be given to hand work and the making of patterns well suited to limited machinery. The main areas of pattern development will be explored as well as touching on some more advanced patterning techniques. Once the billets are forged and patterned, the class will grind and polish a window or sample tile to etch and reveal the pattern. The class will cover several techniques to etch the sample for higher contrast. The techniques taught in this class should offer students the building blocks to begin an exploration of Damascus patterns on their own. The photographs shown are examples of Damascus patterns.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $210
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $260 (members)         $300 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1299-1027    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat October 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm