Tool Forging for the Blacksmith

with

Dereck Glaser

Class runs: December 4-7

Tuition: $500

Material fee: $50

Skill Level: Seasoned beginner and up, must know your basics

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2 spaces left as of 9/25 

Grab this opportunity to make your very own set of blacksmithing tools.

For a craftsmen to be successful at a trade that uses metal, one must be able to produce the tooling required for the job at hand.  This class will address the issue of today's blacksmith needing tools.  As a warm up we will forge some simple scroll tongs,  the to Wolf jaw and then Bolt-End or V-bit style tongs.  Tools to follow will include, cross-peen hammers, hot chisels, hot punches, bending forks, cold chisels, center punches, scribes and related tools of blacksmithing you need help with. The class will use simple tool steels 4140 and mild steels. Hardening and tempering and proper heat treatment will be covered. Be prepared to come with needs and leave with tools. This will be a very challenging class for a beginner with NO experience, I  recommend you know your basics for this class.

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Dereck Glaser started blacksmithing at the age of fifteen. Primarily self-taught for many years through college, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Art Education. For several years Dereck worked his way through various architectural blacksmith shops between Ohio and New Jersey as manager or head smith. He has demonstrated at several regional events and taught classes at other craft schools. Now the Director of the New England School of Metalwork in Auburn Maine, Dereck has realigned his direction to do everything possible to promote the education of artistic and historic metalwork. He also continues to run his own studio, DG Forge, executing custom architectural metalwork and sculpture. More on Dereck Glaser

Some new tools sent out into the world! Awesome toolmaking class! We’re having another one April 30-May 3! #blacksmith #toolstomaketoolsCooperation! Making a twisting wrench for two different sized stock in Dereck’s 4 day blacksmith tool class! #blacksmith #toolstomaketools#blacksmithing #bladesmithing #weldingSome great student work in last week’s damascus knife class! #damascus #forged #educationIt was great having @timfpotier for two weeks teaching some lucky students his excellent ABS Intro class. #mastersmith #americanbladesmithInterested in becoming a ranked American Bladesmith Society smith? These ABS certified 2 week classes are taught by elite Master Bladesmiths and will put you on the path to Journeyman and beyond. These workshops fill up fast, so sign up soon! #americanbladesmithUpdated 2019 workshop schedule #craft #forged #handmadeNew video up! How to do double sided shoulders on the anvil #nofullerneededHave some vacation time to burn off? Still a few spaces in these 2018 workshops! #craft #forged #education