Upcoming Forge Classes – Summer/Fall 2018

Upcoming Blacksmith Classes

Summer/Fall 2018

Classes are held at 246 Front St N, Campbellford, ON
All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Rates are per student. Classes begin at 8am unless otherwise noted.

Email douglas@morlockblacksmith.com for more info or to reserve.

 

 

 Forging Axes  June 2-3, 2018

Learn the power of tradition as you forge a superior full-size working axe. Whether you choose Hewing, Splitting, Felling or Throwing – students will leave with a complete heirloom tool of their own creation, and the knowledge to build more.

Two days (20hrs) Forging experience an asset but not required.
$385

Blacksmithing Fundamentals     June 22-24, August 17-19, October 12-14

Build your own set of forge tools as you learn the skills of the blacksmith. Shape hot metal into tools and works of art using fire, hammer and anvil. Learn the properties of metal, the proper use of your tools and the ancient techniques of working iron as you embark on your own journey. An intensive course, begins Friday evening at 5:00.

Two-and-a-half Days (25hrs). No experience required.
$325

Foundations of Bladesmithing      July 7-8September 22-23

Gain the skills and knowledge to forge a superior hand knife. Learn heat treating, metallurgy, forging and finishing as you complete your own heirloom blade.

Two days (20hrs). No experience required.

$325

 

My Work

Mjolnir MkI

Sterling silver Thor's Hammer pendant.
A significant pair of ravens adorn the face.

Katana

Entirely hand-forged and polished – an exercise in patience. 11,000 layers of 1090/1040 steel kobuse-welded around a soft-iron core. Dimensions taken from a Kamakura-period Bizen. Fitted with a quilted-maple saya to reflect my western sensibilites.

Surt’s Horn

An elaborate drinking horn, leaning toward Jelling motifs.

Mjolnir Mk III

Third in the series – a dramatically reworked, unlimited vorsion of the Mk I. Articulated wolf-clasps grasp the troth-ring.

Rococo Pipe Tomahawk

Pipe tomahawk with light engraving
and pewter accents.

Small Knives

Three small hunting knives, all 5160. From top, hafts are antler/cedar burl, Koa/Maple/Brass and Walnut with copper pins.

Colonial Fire Tongs

From a set of 18th c fireplace tools.
Wrought with precision.

Fire-tool Stand – Detail

Detail of a stand for fireplace tools,
showing complexity of finials.

Diamond Anniversary Rings

Matching pair of diamond-anniversary rings. Rings are 18k yellow- and white-gold, respectively, with celtic-knot accents in the corresponding metal – yellow on white, white on yellow.

Silver Filligree Cuff

For a lady's upper arm.

Oak Leaf Fireplace Doors

Copper and steel fireplace doors, to match and complete a 1920s marble fireplace. Some very simple repousse, modern and traditional forms.

Lacey Cross Monument

A large, contemporary Celtic Cross
for a family memorial.