Classes are held at the Carroll County Farm Museum in the Traditional Arts building

BGCM Class Schedule - Class vacancies as of December 9, 2018

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Jan 6 - 7, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Jan 13 - 14, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Forging a Rose and Flowers

Instructor:Jacob Selmer

Assisting:Ted McNett

Fee:$200

This class will focus on forming flowers. Students will create different flowers in time for Valentine's Day. This will include the sheet metal rose, rolled rose, and others. Stems and leaves will be forged from bar stock. We will explore textures, tooling, and techniques. All materials are provided. Students should have basic metalworking knowledge, but there are no prerequisite courses. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Feb 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Feb 24 - 25, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Forge your own hammer

Instructor:Ted McNett

Assisting:Jacob Selmer

Fee:$200

Forge a 2 lb hammer out of 1045 steel as well as the punch/drift to form the eye. Hardening and tempering will be covered and handles will be provided.
Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience.
Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Completed
Mar 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Mar 7 - Apr 4, 2018 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Will Acevedo

Fee:$200

(March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4) Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge a fish tail scroll, pig tail scroll, tab hook, drive hook, forge poker, water can handle, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 6-9:30PM each day.

Completed
Mar 24 - 25, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Wrapped eye tomahawk

Instructor:Ted McNett

Assisting:Ken Strosnider

Fee:$200

Forge a wrapped eye tomahawk using mild steel and a welded high carbon bit for the cutting edge.
Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience. Prior forge welding success is highly recommended.
Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Completed
Apr 7 - 8, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ted McNett

Assisting:Bob Baugher

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Apr 9 - 12, 2018 (Mon-Thu)

Class:Super BS-101 Beginner

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$350

In this extended 4 day version of BS-101, students will learn blacksmithing safety, setting up of their own shop, evaluating equipment, an overview of forge welding, an overview of working with high carbon and tool steels, finishes and blacksmithing resources. Students will learn to make: Forge poker, drip cans, various types of hooks, forge & heat treat a scribe. Wed & Thurs will be open forge for students to try making items which fall within their skill level & time limits. Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Completed
Apr 21 - 22, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Beginner Knife Making

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:Ed Clarke

Fee:$250

Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience
In this class, students will get a 2 day introduction into the craft and construction of handmade knives. Students will learn the basics of blade forging, grinding, and heat treatment, as well as how to affix a full-tang style handle to their forged blades. At the end of the class will take home a complete knife ready for sharpening. Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Completed
Jun 9 - 10, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jacob Selmer

Assisting:Will Acevedo

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Jul 14 - 15, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-202 Intermediate Blacksmithing

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Prerequisite: BS101 or similiar experience
Learn hammer control, hardening and tempering, and rivet making. You will forge a pair of pick up tongs and all the tooling necessary to punch, drift, rivet, and assemble them. Projects will include a top rivet set, bottom rivet stake, center punch, scribe, round punch, and a punch plate or bolster. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Aug 4 - 5, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Oct 3 - 31, 2018 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

(October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31) Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge a fish tail scroll, pig tail scroll, tab hook, drive hook, forge poker, water can handle, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 6-9:30PM each day.

Completed
Oct 6 - 7, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Oct 27 - 28, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Intermediate Knife Making I: Blades & Heat Treat

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:Derick Kemper

Fee:$250

Pre-requisite: Beginner's Knife class or some demonstrated experience in basic knifemaking
In this class students will delve deeper into what makes a functional and high quality knife blade. There will be in-depth coverage of topics such as blade forging, geometry, heat treatment, and finishing. Upon completion each student will leave with a completed hidden-tang style blade ready to have a handle and guard affixed.
Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Completed
Nov 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Intermediate Knife Making II: Handles & Fittings

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:Derick Kemper

Fee:$250

In this class students will begin with a completed hidden-tang knife blank (provided as part of class materials) and will fit a finger guard and hidden tang handle to the blade. Students will learn tips and tricks for getting clean, tight-fitting guards and handles on a hidden tang knife and will leave with a completed and functional hidden tang knife.
Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Cancelled
Nov 24 - 25, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Beginner Knife Making

Instructor:Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum

Assisting:Ed Clarke

Fee:$250

Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience
In this class, students will get a 2 day introduction into the craft and construction of handmade knives. Students will learn the basics of blade forging, grinding, and heat treatment, as well as how to affix a full-tang style handle to their forged blades. At the end of the class will take home a complete knife ready for sharpening. Class time 9AM-5PM each day.

Completed
Dec 1 - 2, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ted McNett

Assisting:Ray Neubauer

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Full
Dec 8 - 9, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Will Acevedo

Fee:$200

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Full

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