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Sanborn Mills Farm

7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
(603)435-7314 sanbornmills.org

July 2021

Blacksmithing Basics

July 2 @ 8:00 am - July 4 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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Blacksmithing Basics

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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Working Oxen on the Farm and Garden: Summer

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$275.00

This three-part series is for students who want to learn the process of growing crops with Oxen Power. Our instructors will cover garden and field layout, plowing, discing, and harvesting, as well as weed control, companion planting, cover crops, and putting your garden to bed for the winter.The courses will take place in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each workshop will focus on the priorities of the season. Students can join individual sessions or register for the entire series.Instructor: Ray…

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Birch Bark Tote

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 11 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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This workshop is a great introduction to the amazing qualities of the inner bark of the paper birch tree. We will start with a demonstration of harvesting bark from a tree on Sanborn Mills Farm. Students will then have the opportunity to process bark into strips that are usable for weaving. With that material, along with some previously harvested and prepared by Penny, students will learn how to diagonal plait while crafting an 8” x 8”x 3” tote bag with…

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Blacksmithing Basics

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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Blacksmithing Basics

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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Indigo Fresh Leaf Harvest, Pigment Extraction, and Dyeing

July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$250.00

Come experience the magic of natural indigo dye! Extracting blue pigment from the fresh green leaves of the indigo plant is a fascinating chemical process that you can do right here in New England. Students will learn the extraction process step by step. We will begin the day by harvesting fresh indigo leaves from the Sanborn Mills Farm Dye Garden. Watch as the leaves are soaked in warm water, releasing the blue pigment into a solution. Next the solution will…

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Blacksmithing Basics

July 30 @ 8:00 am - August 1 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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August 2021

Adirondack “Sightseer” Pack Basket

August 7 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$150

Students will create a pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. Adirondack Pack Baskets are one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondack region. Guides, hunters, and trappers, would use these versatile baskets to carry all of their essential materials into woods. The “Sightseer” size pack measures16” high x 8 ½” deep x 11” wide and is a perfect size for teens or adults. On the first day, students will weave a plain-weave base with pre-cut…

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Hand Spinning

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$100.00

This two-part workshop is open to all levels. Students will learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle, and gain a level of literacy in spinning that will be useful to all spinners. Whether you spin on a wheel or a spindle, use wool or cotton, make yarn for knitting or weaving or anything in between: it all begins with the yarn. Prin is a knitter, weaver, and spinner. She is passionate about these ancient skill’s links with the…

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Blacksmithing Basics

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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Dye Harvest Weekend

August 21 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$250

Join us to learn how to harvest color from the world around you! Students will learn how to create a variety of natural dyes from plants grown right here in New England. On the first day, the class will harvest dye plants from the Sanborn Mills Farm dye garden and prepare them for dyeing. Students will work with a variety of dye plants, including weld, marigold, rudbeckia, coreopsis, calendula, and madder to yield a wide range of beautiful yellows, oranges,…

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Blacksmithing: Traditional Joinery

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$275.00

Students will learn the types, methods, and processes of Traditional Joinery, that is, joining bars without machine processes. Joinery methods include riveting, “collars” (wrapped decorative bands), mortise and tenon, tenon and wedge, and forge welding. Students will choose one method to practice and apply the process to a project of their choice. Some possible projects are candle holders, fire tools with decorative handles, a trivet, or tongs.Instructor: Garry Kalajian Length: 2 Days Skill Level: All Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00…

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September 2021

Blacksmithing Basics

September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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Blacksmithing: Tool Making

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$125.00

In this one-day workshop, students will create the tools needed for blacksmithing. Aspiring smiths will enjoy tackling this at times intimidating–but critical–part of blacksmithing. Students will begin with an introduction to tool steels and basic metallurgy, including practical applications of hardening, tempering, and other heat-treating processes. Students will be guided in making a punch, chisel, and a fixture for bending a hook, and if time permits, a scroll tool.Instructor: Garry Kalajian Length: 1 Day Skill Level: All, but students should…

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Blacksmithing: Creating in Copper, Brass, and Iron

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$275.00

This workshop provides aspiring smiths the chance to experiment with new mediums and forms. Students will learn to cut, shape, then anneal copper and brass sheet-metal to create kitchen utensils or candlesticks. Students will begin by sinking and raising copper and brass to form spoons, ladles, or drip pans. Then, students will forge the iron components to structurally complete each piece. These pieces include candle holder arms, bases, candle cups, or handles for serving utensils. Students may round out the…

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Working Oxen on the Farm and Garden: Fall

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$275.00

This three-part series is for students who want to learn the process of growing crops with Oxen Power. Our instructors will cover garden and field layout, plowing, discing, and harvesting, as well as weed control, companion planting, cover crops, and putting your garden to bed for the winter. The courses will take place in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each workshop will focus on the priorities of the season. Students can join individual sessions or register for the entire series.Instructor:…

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Blacksmithing: Door Hardware

September 24 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Students will utilize blacksmithing techniques to create a variety of useful and decorative door hardware pieces. Students will create pieces based on their interest, personal style, and skill level. If students would like to discuss projects prior to the workshop, please email Molly Bolick at molly@sanbornmills.org to connect with instructor Garry Kalajian. Examples of possible projects include a door knocker, door pull, thumb latch, strap hinges, or hasp. Instructor: Garry Kalajian Length: 3 Days Skill Levels: For students who have attended…

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October 2021

Logging with Oxen

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$300.00

In this workshop, students will learn to yoke and work with the farm’s cattle. Instructors Ray Ramsey and Tyler Allen will demonstrate each piece of equipment focusing on driver and animal safety and efficiency. Much of the training will be based upon the day-to-day work at Sanborn Mills Farm, in which oxen singles and teams haul fire wood and saw logs from deep in the woods along trails to the main road. The function of the logging forecart, scoot, and…

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