• December 31, 2023

    Discovery Letter Opener

    $175.00
    Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory workshop Date: December 31, 2023 Time: 9 AM - 1 PM Location: Adam's Forge The Letter Opener is a Discovery workshop as well as a prerequisite for all of our blade workshops. This workshop introduces techniques that are useful in a wide range of blacksmithing projects.  You'll learn how to work with slightly larger stock, and be introduced to the proper choice and use of tongs to hold the hot steel. You'll use the vise and a twisting wrench for the handle, and practice tapering and turning scrolls as well.  In forging the blade, you'll learn about full-face and half-face hammer blows.  Finally, you can apply a hot wax finish to protect your letter opener. Please note: All workshops are released for member-only early registration for one week before they're available for general registration.  If you're unable to add this to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!    
  • December 10, 2023

    Steel Rose

    $190.00
    Prerequisite: Discovery Class Date: December 10, 2023 Time: 2 PM - 8 PM Location: Adam's Forge In this fun workshop students will forge a rose from steel sheet and attach it to a forged stem under the guidance of Adam's Forge instructor Amanda Kazarian.  Amanda will be teaching a whole set of new skills including sheet work, forging, forming and texturing the petals. Students will finish the day with a lovely rose that never wilts! Keep it for yourself or give it to a special person.  The prerequisite for this class is any Discovery class. A little more time with a hammer is useful but not required. This workshop will run from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, with a one hour meal break. The fee for this class includes 1 rose blank, additional blanks are available for purchase. Please note: All classes are released for member-only early registration for one week before they're available for general registration.  If you're unable to add this class to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!    
  • Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory workshop Date: January 14, 2024 Time: 4 PM - 8 PM Location: Adam's Forge The Letter Opener is a Discovery workshop as well as a prerequisite for all of our blade workshops. This project teaches techniques that are useful in a wide range of blacksmithing projects.  You'll learn how to work with slightly larger stock, and be introduced to the proper choice and use of tongs to hold the hot steel. You'll use the vise and a twisting wrench for the handle, and practice tapering and turning scrolls as well.  In forging the blade, you'll learn about full-face and half-face hammer blows.  Finally, you can apply a hot wax finish to protect your letter opener.    
  • January 07, 2024

    Layered Pendant

    $175.00
    Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory workshop Date: January 7, 2024 Time: 10 AM - 2 PM Location: Adam's Forge
    Adam’s Forge is delighted to partner with Metal Artist Chloe Kono aka Chloeography in our first offering of a jewelry making workshop.  Chloe holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University Long Beach and has been creating metal art for over a decade.  Her aesthetic ranges from clever, humorous, and whimsical, to luminous heirloom pieces.
    In this workshop, you’ll design and create a layered pendant with simple sheet metal fabrication! Students will learn about the basic jewelry making hand tools, the nature of non-ferrous metals, and foundational techniques including sawing, texturing, riveting, and finishing.
    If you have a design that you’d like to make, it should be approximately between 1 and 2 inches overall.  Chloe will have designs on hand for you to try, or you can improvise on the day!
    Class fee includes raw materials and access to all tools and equipment needed to finish the project.
    Optional: Sterling Silver Sheet (3x3, 22g) is available for purchase if students would like an upgrade.
    Please note: the first week that registration for this workshop is open, spots may only be purchased by members. If you find you are unable to register, please check back after that first week has passed, or consider becoming a member of Adam’s Forge. All proceeds go towards supporting our amazing organization, and membership will bring you exclusive events and opportunities, along with a community of other blacksmiths!

       
  • January 07, 2024

    Discovery Bottle Opener

    $175.00
    Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory class Date: January 7, 2024 Time: 2 PM - 6 PM Location: Adam's Forge Be the envy of all at your next social gathering, while you crack open everyone’s beverages with your new handy-dandy bottle opener, made by your own two hands! The Bottle Opener workshop is perfect as either an introductory or a follow-up course, as it introduces techniques that are useful in a wide range of blacksmithing projects.  You’ll learn how to work with slightly larger stock, and be introduced to the proper choice and use of tongs to hold the hot steel. You’ll use the vise and a twisting wrench for the handle, and practice tapering and turning scrolls as well.  In forging the handle, you’ll learn about shaping a square rod into an octagon, or if you prefer, a round, tapered bar.  Finally, you can apply a hot wax finish to protect your bottle opener. Don’t worry if that sounds intimidating, we promise that anyone can do it. Please note: the first week that registration for this workshop is open, spots may only be purchased by members. If you find you are unable to register, please check back after that first week has passed, or consider becoming a member of Adam’s Forge. All proceeds go towards supporting our amazing organization, and membership will bring you exclusive events and opportunities, along with a community of other blacksmiths!

         
  • January 07, 2024

    Discovery Letter Opener

    $175.00
    Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory workshop Date: January 7, 2024 Time: 9 AM - 1 PM Location: Adam's Forge Not just a useful tool, but also the first step to all of your bladesmithing dreams, our Letter Opener is a Discovery workshop as well as a prerequisite for all of our blade workshops. The Letter Opener workshop is perfect as either an introductory or a follow-up course, as it introduces techniques that are useful in a wide range of blacksmithing projects. You’ll learn how to work with slightly larger stock, and be introduced to the proper choice and use of tongs to hold the hot steel. You’ll use the vise and a twisting wrench for the handle, and practice tapering and turning scrolls as well.  In forging the blade, you’ll learn about full-face and half-face hammer blows.  Finally, you can apply a hot wax finish to protect your letter opener. Don’t be afraid if that sounds like a lot; we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure you master all the skills you need. Please note: the first week that registration for this workshop is open, spots may only be purchased by members. If you find you are unable to register, please check back after that first week has passed, or consider becoming a member of Adam’s Forge. All proceeds go towards supporting our amazing organization, and membership will bring you exclusive events and opportunities, along with a community of other blacksmiths!

       
  • January 05, 2024

    Copper Foldforming

    $190.00
    Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory class Recommended skill level: Any Date: January 5, 2024 Time: 10 AM - 4 PM Fee: $190 Location: Adam's Forge Join us for an exciting exploration of process driven art and craft.  Adam's Forge President Heather McLarty and instructor Will Larranaga will be demonstrating and instructing students in this super fun workshop. Fold forming uses Origami techniques and adapts them to metal, allowing the smith to create three-dimensional structures that can be used in sculpture, jewelry and as added texture and interest in whatever project you want to make with sheet metal! With fold forming, you start with a technique and then see where it leads you!  You may end up with a piece that completely surprises and delights you. You'll learn about annealing, pickling, work hardening, and the importance of planning the order of operations.  We'll also cover heat patinas, offering a whole rainbow of color options.  This workshop is guaranteed to broaden your horizons, so catch it while you can! Please note: the first week that registration for this workshop is open, spots may only be purchased by members. If you find you are unable to register, please check back after that first week has passed, or consider becoming a member of Adam’s Forge. All proceeds go towards supporting our amazing organization, and membership will bring you exclusive events and opportunities, along with a community of other blacksmiths!

  • January 03, 2024

    Discovery Chopsticks Workshop

    $175.00
    Date: January 3, 2024 Time: 12 PM - 4 PM Location: Adam's Forge Prerequisites: None; this is an introductory workshop Our newest Discovery workshop is perfect for beginners and more experienced students alike. The project is simple, but leaves so much space for improvisation and creativity. If you want to see what you can really do, this is the workshop for you! Using 1/4” mild steel bar, our instructor will demonstrate tapering the stock to create a tool that balances neatly in your hand while in use. They’ll show you several different design options, from various twists to different punches you can use for texture as well as different types of finials.  Then you’ll move on to the little chopstick rests.  Here, you can really let your imagination lead the way!  From traditionally simple and elegant shapes to wild and wacky and everything in between, you’ll be free to create your own custom set, or maybe more if you’re swift. These also make great hair sticks, perfect for your own use, or if there is a certain long-haired person in your life you wish to impress. Please note: the first week that registration for this workshop is open, spots may only be purchased by members. If you find you are unable to register, please check back after that first week has passed, or consider becoming a member of Adam’s Forge. All proceeds go towards supporting our amazing organization, and membership will bring you exclusive events and opportunities, along with a community of other blacksmiths!

  • January 04, 2024

    Private Damascus Steel Workshop

    $1,850.00
    Date: January 4, 2024 Time: 10 PM - 5 PM Location: Adam's Forge In this private workshop, Adam's Forge lead instructor Dossain Valencia will guide you in each making a random-pattern Damascus billet using contrasting high carbon steels.  You'll gain instruction in preparing the billets, forge welding, and working with the power hammers to draw them out.  The process will be repeated several times to increase the number of layers.  Finally, a preliminary etching will reveal the pattern, followed by a discussion of possible uses as well as tips on working with Damascus for future projects. This workshop will run for 7 hours with an hour meal break.    
  • December 16, 2023

    Ball pein hammer axe

    $190.00
    Date: December 16, 2023 Time: 9 AM - 3 PM Location: Adam's Forge Instructor: Gary Standke

    Why recycle when you can upcycle?  In this workshop, Adam’s Forge instructor Gary Standke will teach you how to turn a humble hammer into a fully functional axe.

    Starting with a 24 oz ball peen hammer, the ball end will be forged into a hammer head and the other into the axe. To move much of this metal, we'll be using our new power hammers. Once the metal is roughed out with the power hammer, we'll work on understanding how a cross peen hammer moves metal where you want it.
    You’ll learn how to heat treat and temper the steel and sharpen the edge.  Finally, you’ll reuse the handles which were on the hammers and fit them in the axe. Not only will you have a unique tool to bring home, but you’ll have learned a valuable skill that will enable you to modify inexpensive common tools into customized specialty tools.

    This class runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm with an hour meal break.

    Prerequisite: Any Discovery class, plus 2 or 3 project classes.  This class will require some stamina and determination, as you’ll be forging tool steel.

    Please note: All workshops are released for member-only early registration for one week before they're available for general registration.  If you're unable to add this class to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!
  • December 30, 2023

    Discovery Magic Wands Class

    $175.00
    Prerequisite: None.  This is an introductory class. Date. December 30, 2023 Time: 4 PM -  8 PM Location: Adam's Forge Could you use more magic in your life?  If so, this is the workshop for you! This super fun workshop is a great introduction to the forge and is suitable for more advanced students as well.   In this workshop, students will be guided in forging their own magic wands from a 3/8" square bar.  The instructor will demonstrate various design options, including different styles of twists and surface textures.  And they'll assist students as they create their own magic.  Once the wands are made, The instructor will show students how to add an optional magic orb (otherwise known as a marble) to the top of the wand for extra special power.   Finally, they will go over finishing options. All materials will be provided. Please note: All workshops are released for member-only early registration for one week before they're available for general registration.  If you're unable to add this class to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!
  • December 30, 2023

    Iron Age Knife

    $190.00
    Prerequisite: Any Discovery Class or Letter Opener class Date: December 30, 2023 Time: 9 AM - 3 PM Location: Adam's Forge In this workshop, Adam’s Forge instructor Kent Lulewich will help equip you for a Viking adventure by teaching you to make a small iron age knife.  Not only is this an attractive tool, it’s also a pleasure to make, especially for those with little blacksmithing experience.  One of the advantages of this design is that it’s a one-piece knife; you don’t have the extra work of creating and attaching a handle. This enables you to bring home a beautiful and functional finished product. In this workshop, you’ll practice moving metal to specific dimensions, tapering and turning the beautifully curved handle.  You’ll also gain experience in learning to hold awkward shapes while striking them.  Hint: using the right tongs helps! Please note: All workshops are released for member-only early registration for one week before they're available for general registration.  If you're unable to add this class to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!

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