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October 2021

Beginners II

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$60

Class to cover the considerations of shop layout and anvil tooling. We will be making a set of fire tools for the forge. Pieces to include a poker, and a shovel. You can make a fire poker and water can if you have time.

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November 2021

Toolmaking

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$60

Class to cover basic techniques of hardening and tempering in a coal forge, with projects to practice those techniques. We will discuss: Basic Metallurgy of iron and its alloys Heat Treating Tool Steel Classifications Tool Design

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December 2021

Tongs

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$60

Class will cover basic styles of tongs and methods to make them. We will discuss: Shapes of tongs Materials to use for tongs Methods of forging tongs Demonstration of forging basic styles of tongs, with the project to be a set of flat jaw tongs for 1/4"; material.

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January 2022

Forge Welding

January 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$60

Class will cover how to join metal with the use of heat and pressure. We will discuss: The fire Weld preparation Fluxes Different weld configurations Demonstration of different types forging welding with the project to be to weld some rings, and make a chain. Other types of welds can be tried also as time permits.

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February 2022

Knives

February 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$75

Discussion of the intricacies of forging and finishing blades of all sizes. We will cover some of the popular steels for forging blades and their idiosyncrasies. Forge a “low tech” knife with an integral handle.

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March 2022

Tomahawks

March 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$75

Learn the traditional techniques for producing handled, edged weapons and tools. How to form the body of mild steel and weld in a tool steel edge. Making mandrels to shape the eye for a handle.  Project: forge a tomahawk

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April 2022

Damascus

April 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$65

The mysterious and legendary material of the ancient Middle East. Discussion of patterns, characteristics, and what materials to use to achieve a good contrast. 

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