Blacksmithing for FUN and Profit....and Profit

with

Dereck Glaser

Class runs: March 26-29

Tuition: $525

Material fee: $50

Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up, should have a basic class under your belt

ENROLL NOW

Have you been forging for a little while or just beginning and would love to get started in the right direction to be profitable? Just profitable enough to have some funds for tools or equipment?

          This workshop will be conducted and geared towards just that. What to do and how to do it, saving time but creating clean presentable work as well as dozens of other Pro-tips that you need to turn a profit doing simple work on a small scale. Significant amounts of time will still be used to strengthen your 7 core processes but we will only focus on a small number of items to make. The material presented will only focus on shop tasks, processes and techniques. Students will also gain huge time savings and knowledge through various tools, forms and techniques on how to effectively use them to save time yet produce good work. With bits of knowledge I have stumbled across about blacksmithing for a living, students will gain years.

The other end of business is for the pros as I am not a CPA or IRS representative.

          Granted it can take years to become proficient enough, but getting started in the right direction with the right mentality will shave a lot of time off. Heat, beat and REPEAT !

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                                  Practice Makes Perfect

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     As the Director of NESM as well as the lead Blacksmithing instructor, Dereck also runs his own business and operates an Etsy shop as well as taking on odd custom commissions. With over 30 years of making experience under his belt, it is now time to reveal all and pay to forward.

 

 

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