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Blacksmithing Traditional Joinery

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 4:00 pm

Blacksmithing Traditional Joinery

Garry Kalajian

Saturday, October 8th – Sunday, October 9th

8:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop Overview

Students will learn the types, methods, and processes of Traditional Joinery, that is, joining bars without machine processes. Processes include riveting, “collars” (wrapped decorative bands), mortise and tenon, tenon and wedge, and forge welding. Students will choose one method to practice at a time and be guided by the instructor to master it. Each student’s finished piece will be their choice based on the methods they are practicing. Some possibilities are candle holders, fire tools with decorative handles, or a trivet.

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • Work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel
  • Body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety
  • Start and manage a coal-fired forge
  • Join iron bars without machine process, including riveting, “collars” (wrapped decorative bands), mortise and tenon, tenon and wedge, and forge welding


Garry Kalajian 

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • Students may bring forge tools they would prefer to use over those at Sanborn Mills Farm

Material Fee:

  • All materials and supplies are included in registration cost


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require masks depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

$225.00 / per student

This Class


7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


October 8 @ 8:00 am
October 9 @ 4:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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