First Friday at Calypso

Celebrate arts on the farm with us on Friday, September 1st from 4-8pm!  Meet our Shetland sheep, learn how we use their beautiful fleece to make wool goods, watch blacksmithing demos, and check out the creative projects our Farmers in … Continue reading →

Forging On – Open Shop Project Time

This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration is still required.  In this Forging Session we will have the freedom to work on your own project or just practice your blacksmithing skills.  The Instructor will … Continue reading →

Viking Knives: Day 2

This two day class will introduce you to the world of tool steel from how to work it to the processes of annealing, hardening and tempering.  Day one, we explore the properties of tool steels and we will draw out … Continue reading →

Viking Knives: Day 1 of 2

This two day class will introduce you to the world of tool steel from how to work it to the processes of annealing, hardening and tempering.  Day one, we explore the properties of tool steels and we will draw out … Continue reading →

Forging On – Open Shop Project Time

This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration is still required.  In this Forging Session we will have the freedom to work on your own project or just practice your blacksmithing skills.  The Instructor will … Continue reading →

Forging On – Open Shop Project Time

This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration is still required.  In this Forging Session we will have the freedom to work on your own project or just practice your blacksmithing skills.  The Instructor will … Continue reading →

Viking Knives : Day 2

This two day class will introduce you to the world of tool steel from how to work it to the processes of annealing, hardening and tempering.  Day one, we explore the properties of tool steels and we will draw out … Continue reading →

Forging Wolf Jaw Tongs

In this session we will forge out a set of Wolf Jaw tongs.  These tongs are very adaptable to a variety of stock and we will examine different jaw structures.  These tongs have a triple offset in the boss area … Continue reading →

Forging Scrolling Tongs

In this forging sessions we will explore the world of tongs and examine different tong styles (for example scrolling, box jaw, V-bit).  In the smithy, tongs can be one of the essential tools when forging and we will learn how … Continue reading →