Intermediate Blacksmithing

with

Dereck Glaser

Class runs: January 15-18

Tuition: $525

Material Fee: $40

Skill Level: Seasoned beginner and up or previous NESM beginners course

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    This course is designed for someone who is seeking some serious hammer time of the blacksmith's craft. The course will be structured around several sound fundamentals of practicing the blacksmith's craft; forging steel. Starting with a few buckets of horse shoes, we will dive into the process of transforming this wonderful and renewable material into the stock needed to work through the rest of the course. Bending, forge welding, stock size and shaping will be our primary goals; with that material in hand we will move into various exercises to promote hammer control, hammer swing technique and forging efficiently. In addition to several standard exercises we will delve into the world of joinery and tool making with some simple explorations of forging tongs and simple joinery tools.

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There maybe time for personal exploration as well. You will leave this course with a sore arm, tired hands and an enlightened perspective on what it means to be a blacksmith and how the mentality of forging steel is the foundation of the craft. If you want a new perspective to this craft, this course will expose you to it. This class is recommended for all even if you have had a past beginners class.

 

Derek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village really taught a wonderful class last week on a filing Vise. He’s a shining star in the world of traditional work right now. #colonialaf #handwork #forgeandfiledDerek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village is up this week teaching a very cool filing vise workshop. You can see the nearly completed vise in the foreground. Here he is tempering a return spring using an old school cool method. #colonial #oldschoolcool #toolstomaketoolsBox joint pliers with Peter Ross was amazing. Just like you’d expect. #colonialaf #boxjointtool #toolstomaketoolsAnother fantastic class with @crowellknives. Great student work and great attitudes! Thanks Jim! #crowellknives #mastersmith #greatjobThis just in !!.... the first 5 of the 8 Micro-Air Downdraft tables for the belt grinders going in our new addition..... what? YES, that is A/C you see in the background. The new addition will have A/C, first time on the NESM campus. This all only possible because of you, your donations and support, we’re almost there, just 3 more units to raise funds for, please donate today. #forgedinreality #blacksmithingclass #bladesmithingclass #education #handsonlearningSpaces available in this 2 week ABS Intro class! A great combination of instructors! #abs #americanbladesmith #journeytojsThe 11th annual Bladesmithing Symposium was a success! The most registered attendees EVER! We couldn’t of done it without our tireless volunteers Lucas Damen, Kellen Glaser, Isaiah Washington and Jacob Ward. Also, our Demonstrators Lin Rhea, Jim Crowell and Emiliano Carrillo. Special thanks to Barbara Wechter who is our amazing registrar, and MOST importantly, all the wonderful people who showed up! We are already scheming to top it next year! #bladesmithcommunity #knivesandfriends #forgedWhat an amazing battle! @sunandstarsforge with a repeat win for the 5k making what else, a Seax. Each knife was an incredible triumph in only two hours. Thanks to @rhea_knives @joshaweston and @macevitale for participating. BIG thanks to Maine Oxy and Dan Guerin for the prize money. It was a truly wild show! Swipe for pics of the battle and finished knives. #battleofthebladesmiths #forgedinreality #handmade #bladesmitheducationSafe travels to all of you making your way to NESM from near and far! We hung the sign on our brand new addition and we are so excited to show it off. We’ll see you either tomorrow for the first forging and early registration at 3:30, or on Saturday morning at 8:00. For those registering Saturday morning, arrive early because the line gets LONG. #americanbladesmith #forged #handmade #bladesmitheducation