Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

C08-Blacksmithing a Garden Bell

July 10, 2021

Schedule: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Sat

Instructor: Bob Tuftee

Registration Deadline: Registration closed

Description

You will recycle a steel oxygen tank into a beautiful, sleek, vibrant sounding bell for your patio, porch, or garden. Bob will lead you through the process of both blacksmithing and welding to make your bell plus the hanger to support the bell. Some experience in metalsmithing would be helpful, but beginners are definitely welcome.

Class size 6

Student Supply List
Wear work clothes and closed shoes.

  • Materials Fee $20

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 – June

Blacksmithing 101 – September

Intro to Forge Welding

Blacksmithing a Garden Bell

 

Woodlanders Saturday

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Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Saturday 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.

Saturday, July 10, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                    Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       C01     Personalized Walking Stick: Whitt

8:30-11:30       C02     Get a (Rustic) Handle On It!: Wilson

8:30-11:30       C03     Rustic Garden Bench: Kulick & Arendt

8:30-11:30       C04     Silk Scarf Dyeing and Painting: Welch

8:30-11:30       C05     Zentangles: Ristow

8:30-11:30       C06     Soaps and Scrubs: Kulick

8:30-4:30        C07     Woodcarving a Sandpiper: Scheuer

8:30-4:30        C08     Blacksmithing a Garden Bell: Tuftee

11:30-1:00                  Lunch on the Green

1:00-4:00        C09     Burlap and Leather Placemats and Coasters: Spelić

1:00-5:00        C10     Rock and Bottle Rain Chain: Rogness

1:00-5:00        C11     Spirit of the Garden: Kingery

1:00-5:00        C12     Carve a Linocut Leaf: Moninski

1:00-5:00        C13     Gourd/Stone Bowl: Ready

1:00-5:00        C14     Scherenschnitte: Ristow

5:00-6:30        C15     Picnic on the Green

6:30-8:00        C16     Fun Evening Event TBA

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