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Handles & Guards with Kevin Cashen
April 23-27 at SOFA in Troy Ohio.

This course is geared towards the student who has achieved a basic skill level commensurate to one who has successfully completed the ABS “Intro To Bladesmithing” course, has a working level knowledge of blade design and finish, and is ready to apply handles and guards to blades. Students will be required to bring blades according to designs that will be provided beforehand and will be taken, in a step by step approach, through seamlessly fitting and finishing a guard and handle. More advanced constructions may be discussed in lecture but the activities will focus on mastering the techniques of fitting out the basic hidden tang and full tang knife to a level capable of passing the ABS Journeyman judging standards.
Cost of the class is $750. You must make a half down deposit to hold a spot in the class.
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the class, contact Joel Worley at jaworleyknives@gmail.com
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1 month ago

Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil

Hammer Workshop
When: Saturday January 20th : Starting promptly at 9:00a.m.
Cost: $90 per student
This will be a 1 day workshop, led by Charlie Hollis. Safety glasses required.
Students will have the choice of making either a 2 lb cross pein or
2 lb straight pein hammer. Handles are included.

Class size will be limited to 6 students. If there is enough interest we will do another class on Sunday January 21st

*You must be a SOFA member to attend workshops. Memberships are $20 a year and are available on our website.

This should be added to our website by the end of this week. If you would rather pay with cash or check, we have workshop sign up sheets on the wall by the office.
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Hammer Workshop
When:  Saturday January 20th : Starting promptly at 9:00a.m.
Cost: $90 per student
This will be a 1 day workshop, led by Charlie Hollis.  Safety glasses required.
Students will have the choice of making either a 2 lb cross pein or
2 lb straight pein hammer.  Handles are included.  

Class size will be limited to 6 students.  If there is enough interest we will do another class on Sunday January 21st

*You must be a SOFA member to attend workshops. Memberships are $20 a year and are available on our website.

This should be added to our website by the end of this week.  If you would rather pay with cash or check, we have workshop sign up sheets on the wall by the office.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Yes please!

I wish I knew my work schedule that far out.

Hi, I'd like to reserve 2 spots for my son and I. How can I do this?

Thanks for the info! Interested

is this class good for beginners? or only experienced people?

Do you have to be a member to attend?

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1 month ago

Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil

*closed* We just restocked all sizes (s-xxl) of our shirts on the website www.phyreforge.com, so I thought i would give one away. Drop a comment here, we will pick a winner Sunday evening. Thanks for the support. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Merry Christmas

Love the shirt

Sweet shirt

Pretty please?

Brian, Joe And Bob presenting the demo at Cincinnati Blacksmith's Guild on Friday, Dec. 8. ... See MoreSee Less

Brian, Joe And Bob presenting the demo at Cincinnati Blacksmiths Guild on Friday, Dec. 8.

I'm a choo choo forge blacksmith. I'm working in Selina Ohio. Do you have an open forge schedule? PM me at your convenience. Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

To All:
If you want to be put on, or think you should be on, the Clay Spencer Tire Hammer interest list and did not receive today's (Nov. 14) Tire Hammer Update please send me an email to put you on the interest list.

m.mbre574@gmail.com

Thanks, Mike
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Ray Clontz Tire Hammer Workshop (50 lb)

Location: SOFA Building; Troy, Ohio

Dates: April 19-22, 2018
40 plus hours over 4 days

Estimated Cost: $1500 ...Pricing is by no means complete at this point

Requirements: Current SOFA membership (apply on SOFA website: sofablacksmiths.org/)

Prior work: 2-4 subassembly sessions will be held at the SOFA building on
weekends prior to the workshop. All participants must attend these
sessions or fabricate the pieces at their homes or pay a $100 fee per missed pre-assembly session.

Review: Review attachments from Clay Spencer to better understand the depth of the tire hammer build.

Motels and Camping: I-75 and St. Rte. 41 is the closest major intersection for motels, restaurants and retail stores.
Camping is available on the Miami County Fairgrounds.

Necessary for Build: As you can see on the attachment from Clay Spencer, this is a
labor intensive project involving lifting and carrying up to 50lbs. as well as long days on your feet. At a minimum, experience working with metal and mechanical ability are required. It will be necessary that within the group some participants be certified or experienced welders, machinists, and/or fabricators. Please let Mike Brennan (see below) know which of these skills you possess.

Those Interested: Respond to Mike Brennan, Workshop Coordinator at m.mbre574@gmail.com

Send no down payment at this time. I am gathering a list of those who are interested until November 30.
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Nevermind. Don't think I can spend 1500 like that. I wouldn't be doing right for my family

Where are the attachments from Clay Spencer to review?

SOFA website

Christopher Weigand