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Blacksmithing: Woodworking Hand Tools – Adze & Chisel

August 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


Time:  8 am to 4 pm each day
Materials/studio fee:  Included in tuition cost
Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included
Instructor: Joel Tripp


In this 3-day blacksmithing workshop students will make a set of tools that all woodworkers will find helpful – a small hand adze and a chisel. Using a coal forge and standard blacksmithing skills students will expand their knowledge of how to bend and shape metal. Students will learn how to harden and temper edges and how to weld  mild steel with tool steel to create the working edge of the chisel.


The forge welding process will be used to create the shank and ferrule of the chisel. Roughed out hardwood handles will be provided and customized during the workshop to complete each tool.


This workshop is best suited for people who have experience in the managing a coal fire and the basic blacksmithing skills of drawing out, upsetting, punching, drifting, and forge welding.



  • Participants must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • This workshop can accommodate up to 4 students and needs a minimum of 3 to be held.
  • We urge students to register at least one month before the workshop start date.
  • A minimum of a one-day deposit is required with registration.
  • Cancellations received at least 30 days before the start date of the workshop will receive a refund, minus a $25 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Classes without a minimum number of students may be cancelled and a full refund will be provided.




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August 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am
August 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm