These are the classes and events upcoming in the next four week period (Aug. 18 - Sep. 14, 2019):
Have a great week!
At the end of November, our front studio plays host to a week-long longrifle building class taught by Dan Fruth. Using kits from Kibler's Longrifles, this week sees students dive head-first into the skills needed to build a functioning period longrifle. Because of the lead time needed to produce and ship these kits, the deadline for ordering in time for class is quickly approaching. The good news is that the deadline has been extended to August 16, 2019.
Editor's note: This is a guest blog post from Charles Murray, an experienced period furniture maker based in central Ohio and instructor at the Artisans Guild.
A few weeks ago I needed to make 7’ of casing for a house built in 1903. At the time of the home's construction, moldings were machine-made and there was an ever expanding catalog of profiles from manufacturers throughout the country. 115 years ago I could have picked this up at the local mill or hardware store, but not today.
Registration has just opened for our beginner blacksmithing classes. There are two beginner-level classes currently on the schedule (but more in planning):
This past weekend (June 1, 2019) Jim Everett hosted a hands-on class demonstrating his use of period tools in historic firearms construction.
Using a single hand plane, you can take rough sawn lumber from the lumber yard and make it ready for furniture. Leave your car parked in the garage, your ear protectors hung on the hook, and the electrons in the wall. You could even do this in an apartment and Mrs. Robodello, the neighbor below you, wouldn’t even know.