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Copper Ornaments

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This copper ornament class will allow you to make your choice of 2 of the 3 items advertised. The process will have you cutting out the pieces, forming and texturing on an anvil. You will also be using a small torch as part of the texturing process, and soldering. The maple leaf ornament will have a "glass drop" soldered into the center. The mushroom can be used to hold your jewelry, earrings, and rings. The cap can be lifted off to slide rings on the stem. The stem is epoxied to a piece of bluestone serving as the base. The fern is a wall ornament that can be hung or laid in a windowsill. The fern is 10 inches tall, the maple leaf is 5 inches by 5 inches and the mushroom is 5 inches tall.

Introduction to Chip Carving

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This course will introduce students to the traditional craft of chip carving - a type of woodcarving in which a small knife is used to incise decorative floral and geometric designs into basswood or butternut. The design is created by the removal of small pieces (chips) of the wood. Chip carving is an ancient, traditional craft. Chip carved plates, jewelry and keepsake boxes, trays, breadboards, furniture and other items can make wonderful gifts and also decorate the home with traditional motifs. Some previous carving experience is helpful, but not necessary. Students will learn to carve a variety of practice designs already drawn on a board and may complete a round ornament as well.

Viking Knife

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

The student will hand forge a small Viking Knife, also called a blacksmith knife. The knife is a one piece, all metal design with an integral handel. The clade will be heat treated, ground and sharpened in class. This one-day class will cover the basic theory and practice of knife making and is a good introduction for the beginner.

Open Forge Night

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Interested in blacksmithing but unsure how to start? Open Forge Night is the place for you! Every third Wednesday of the month during our blacksmithing season, come see demonstrations by expert blacksmith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. If you want to try your hand at blacksmithing there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials. Safety precautions must be followed - including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied).

Complete Basic Blacksmithing

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This basic class will give you the foundation needed to start out on your journey of blacksmithing. You'll learn fire management, hammering methods, drawing out, upsetting, cutting, splitting, twisting, and convenience bending along with a demo of forge welding. Make punches and chisels and learn to harden and temper them. Heating material and heat management will be taught and much more.

Two-Toned Twilled Tray

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Weaving with natural and hand-dyed stakes and weavers allows for patterns to develop in the base and sides of the basket. Weaving the base creates a quadrant design which follows up the sides. Students may weave a pre-determined base pattern, or design one of their own using skills learned to plan the design. Students will also make the leather handles to finish the basket. Dimensions: 15" long x 12" wide x 5" high.

Complete Basic Blacksmithing

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This basic class will give you the foundation needed to start out on your journey of blacksmithing. You'll learn fire management, hammering methods, drawing out, upsetting, cutting, splitting, twisting, and convenience bending along with a demo of forge welding. Make punches and chisels and learn to harden and temper them. Heating material and heat management will be taught and much more.

Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Birch bark picture frames and mirrors have adorned Adirondack camps and cabins for centuries and were a favorite winter project for the guides to make. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools. You will select a frame and learn how to cut and fasten the Birch bark, twigs and other natural objects to create your own 'masterpiece'. Come see why this is one of our most popular classes. You'll be proud to hang this in your home!

Two-Toned Twilled Tray

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Weaving with natural and hand-dyed stakes and weavers allows for patterns to develop in the base and sides of the basket. Weaving the base creates a quadrant design which follows up the sides. Students may weave a pre-determined base pattern, or design one of their own using skills learned to plan the design. Students will also make the leather handles to finish the basket. Dimensions: 15" long x 12" wide x 5" high.

Crewelwork Embroidery

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Historically, wherever there was wool and fabric, there has been embroidery, and the Adirondacks are no exception. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of crewelwork embroidery. Students will use a variety of stitches to create a decorative crewelwork embroidery design step by step.

Complete Basic Blacksmithing

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This basic class will give you the foundation needed to start out on your journey of blacksmithing. You'll learn fire management, hammering methods, drawing out, upsetting, cutting, splitting, twisting, and convenience bending along with a demo of forge welding. Make punches and chisels and learn to harden and temper them. Heating material and heat management will be taught and much more.

Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Birch bark picture frames and mirrors have adorned Adirondack camps and cabins for centuries and were a favorite winter project for the guides to make. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools. You will select a frame and learn how to cut and fasten the Birch bark, twigs and other natural objects to create your own 'masterpiece'. Come see why this is one of our most popular classes. You'll be proud to hang this in your home!

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