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Course Number: 234SCBS245

Dates: Monday, September 25 - November 13, 2023
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Meets: M from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM , 8 sessions

Fee: $365.00

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This course ended on November 13, 2023

Build a solid foundation in bladesmithing by crafting a hand-forged (brute de forge) chef's knife. Learn the processes for forging a blade, proper heat-treating and finishing. You will also learn the process of designing and creating a custom handle. Explore blade geometry, sharpening, and other tips and tricks for the knifemaker. Beginners will struggle, previous blacksmithing experience is required.

The class is great for experienced smiths looking to fine tune their blade forging skills. Class size is limited to 4 students.
Students should wear comfortable, natural fiber (cotton) clothes they don't mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes. Bring safety glasses.

A materials fee of $75 is PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the first class. All materials and supplies needed to forge a 6-to-8-inch chef knife will be provided.
Fee: $365.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 325.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeMetal Sculpture Lab Fee$ 40.00

Mike Romeo

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Mike Moved to Dunwoody from Livermore, CA in 2000 and has raised 3 boys while volunteering within many organizations the boys have participated in.

While dealing with an empty nest, Mike took up blacksmithing as a hobby and has completed classes at both Spruill and privately. Mike has been a volunteer Assistant Instructor for the renowned John Scroggin (Burning J Forge) series of classes at Spruill and the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

Date Day Time Location
09/25/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio
10/02/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio
10/09/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio
10/16/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio
10/23/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio
10/30/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio
11/06/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio
11/13/2023Monday6:30 PM to 9 PM Tom's Studio


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