Forge a Triangular Dinner Bell

July 15, 2023

Schedule: 8:30-11:30am Sat

Instructor: Bob Tuftee

Registration Deadline: July 3

Description

Bob will teach basic blacksmithing skills to complete this project: hammering, tapering, drawing out, and tending a coal fire. With his help you will make a triangular dinner bell plus a wall-mount bracket to hang it from.

Class size 8

Student Supply List Wear cotton or non-acrylic outerwear and leather full-coverage shoes. Long hair should be tied back.

  • Materials Fee $10

This workshop requires a Woodlanders Day Fee. Learn more here.

Instructor

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Bob Tuftee

Bob Tuftee has been blacksmithing almost 30 years now. "I started out making ironware for my camping gear doing Mountain Man rendezvous events." Bob lives in LeClaire, Iowa, and has done all kinds of blacksmithing, including forge work for his business, Upper Mississippi Valley Mercantile Company. He has sold to re-enactors across the country and has also sold ironware to movie and production companies.…Read More

Bob Tuftee has been blacksmithing almost 30 years now. “I started out making ironware for my camping gear doing Mountain Man rendezvous events.” Bob lives in LeClaire, Iowa, and has done all kinds of blacksmithing, including forge work for his business, Upper Mississippi Valley Mercantile Company. He has sold to re-enactors across the country and has also sold ironware to movie and production companies. He has been the village blacksmith at Pioneer Village in Scott County Park, Davenport, Iowa, for the past 25 years, plus teaching and leading workshops at the Old Blacksmith Shop at the Galena History Museum in Illinois. Bob is an active member of ABANA (Artist Blacksmith Association of North America), IVBA (Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association), and UMBA (Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association), and is currently a board member of UMBA. He has taken several advanced blacksmithing classes throughout the years. Most of his blacksmithing work is done in a coal forge. Bob retired in 2012. He worked almost 45 years in skilled trades as a millwright and certified welder, the last 28 at Alcoa in the Davenport area.

Workshops

Blacksmithing 101

Blacksmithing 102

Intro to Forge Welding

Forge a Triangular Dinner Bell

Woodlanders Saturday

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Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Saturday (or $60 Half-Day Fee) to your cart, then select as many Saturday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Half-day fees include: your choice of morning/afternoon workshops, am/pm snacks, and beverages. Does NOT include lunch, which can be purchased separately.

Saturday, July 15, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       C01     Forge a Triangular Dinner Bell: Bob Tuftee

8:30-11:30       C02     Rustic Garden Bench: Max Klick & Jim Arendt

8:30-11:30       C03     Silk Scarf Dyeing & Painting: Nancy Welch

8:30-11:30       C04     Soaps & Scrubs: Megan Kulick

8:30-4:00        C05     Face of Nature: Kelly & Michael Bird

8:30-4:00        C06     Bottle Cap Fish Sculpture: David & JoEllen Wollangk

11:30-1:00               Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        C07     Rock & Bottle Rain Chain: Carole Spelić & Jamie Rogness

1:00-5:00        C08     Carve a Doodle Fox or Cat: Ann Ristow

1:00-3:00        C09     Woodturning Demonstration with the Harry Nohr Woodturners

1:00-5:00        C10     Rustic Twig Signs: Todd Kingery

5:00-6:30                   Picnic on the Green

7:30                            Saturday Evening Fun Event

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

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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.

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If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.