Category: – Blacksmithing / Metalworking

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Tailor made art vacations in Scotland

Wild at Art Scotland

What inspires you? Let us compose an exclusive creative experience for you and your travel companion(s).

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The Bowie Knife

Peters Valley School of Craft

The Bowie knife is one steeped in legend and lore. In this intensive five day class participants will create their own version of this iconic American knife. Forging, grinding/filing, heat treating, and handles/guards will be covered.

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Pattern Welded Steel for Blades or Otherwise

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course will provide a general overview of pattern development history and practice from beginning through advanced. In it, we will cover the re-purposing of materials for billets as well as processing of commonly used contemporary raw materials.

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Copper Weather Vanes

Peters Valley School of Craft

The class will cover how to design and create a personal weather vane out of copper. You will learn chasing and repoussé skills to form the copper into a custom wooden die that you will design and make yourself.

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Utensils: Wood & Steel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This unique cross-media workshop will teach both woodworking and blacksmithing techniques with a focus on making tools for the kitchen. You will spend one half of each day in the wood studio, and one half at the forge.

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Organic Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Organic blacksmithing is the process of forging metal into artistic, organic shapes such as flowers, leaves, and grasses. Participants will use flat, round, angle, and square stock to forge steel, stainless steel, and copper to fabricate natural forms.

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Forging for Jewelers

Peters Valley School of Craft

Beginning with basic blacksmithing techniques, we will make fibulas, scribes and center punches. These skills will then be applied producing a selection of repoussé and chasing tools.

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Power Hammer Forging & Tooling

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will cover use of the power hammer. You will learn to calculate stock requirements for making various forgings, break down stock efficiently and precisely, tapering, and the use of several top and bottom tools in the hammer.

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Toolmaking for the Blacksmith

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will cover basic toolmaking for the blacksmith. Topics covered will include tool steel selection, forging and finishing hand tools and heat treatment. We will also touch on various jigs, fixtures and power-hammer tooling.

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The Sword

Peters Valley School of Craft

Sword making techniques are elusive and will be revealed in this specialized workshop. The focus will be on the forging, grinding, tooling and the techniques involved with making the archetypal European Single Handed Cruciform Style Sword.

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Peters Valley Blacksmithing Nick Rossi 1

Rustic Yet Refined Forged Knives

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will explore the art and craft of the forged blade from start to finish with an emphasis on simple tools and direct methods.

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Peters Valley Blacksmithing Ellen Durkan 1

Fitting & Forging: Wearable Bustier and Chest Pieces

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will cover designing and forging elements that fit on your chest, neck and torso. It could be a bustier, necklace or chest piece.

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