Blacksmithing an Herb Chopper

July 22, 2023

Schedule: 9am-4pm Sat

Instructor: Loren Calleri

Registration Deadline: July 10

Description

Blacksmith a handsome herb chopper for your kitchen as you learn some more advanced forms of blacksmithing to create this more complex object. We will learn how to work with knife steel, forge a blade edge using traditional blacksmithing techniques, and then heat treat our finished products.

Some previous blacksmithing experience or a basic understanding of coal forging will help you succeed with this project. If you have done something similar to this class and would like to review your skills or try more complex projects, you are welcome to join!

Materials fee includes steel, coal, and use of sanding belts and files.

Class size 6

Level Intermediate and above

Student Supply List Wear cotton/wool clothing and closed-toe leather shoes. Bring safety glasses if you have them and heat-resistant gloves.

  • Tuition $120
  • Materials Fee $20
  • Fuel & Supply Charge $5

Instructor

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Loren Calleri

I am a college student studying civil engineering. I started blacksmithing and took my first classes in blacksmithing at Shake Rag Alley six years ago. In addition to making many of my own forging tools, I produce work for sale and have taken on unique commissions such as producing early replica artists’ tools. I have given public demonstrations, taught classes, and am a member of the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association.…Read More

I am a college student studying civil engineering. I started blacksmithing and took my first classes in blacksmithing at Shake Rag Alley six years ago. In addition to making many of my own forging tools, I produce work for sale and have taken on unique commissions such as producing early replica artists’ tools. I have given public demonstrations, taught classes, and am a member of the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association. Most of all, I enjoy sharing my passion for blacksmithing with others. Some of my work can be seen at my Instagram site @driftlessmetalworks

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Blacksmithing an Herb Chopper

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging one year from the date of cancellation.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund or transferable gift certificate.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

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