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July 2019

Camp Knife Week

July 1

CAMP KNIFE WEEK

This 5-day class is for beginning knifemakers who will be introduced to concepts and techniques needed to make a full tang Camp knife. Students will be instructed regarding safe shop practices, the use of tools/equipment, and metal selection. Blade function and various blade designs will be discussed. The skills of hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding, tempering, blade finishing (hand sanding, handle design and construction) will be taught. Instructor: Josh Lyle. Class meets M-F.

 

Cost: $449

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24222           7/8-7/12          8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 7/1

Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240

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Small Camp Knife

July 12

SMALL CAMP KNIFE

This 3-day class will provide students with an introduction and general knowledge of forging and grinding blades. Students will be instructed on how to construct a 5” full tang small Camp knife, including handle material selection, pin stock, adhesives, and overall finish techniques. Instructor: Rob Singleton. Class meets Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Cost: $296

Location: 3300 building, room 3337

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24228           7/19-7/21        8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 7/12

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September 2019

ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

September 30

October 7 – 18

ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

This class is for beginning knifemakers, students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques needed to make a knife. Students are taught metal selection, blade function and different blade design will be discussed. Hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding and tempering will all be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility. Students should be able to make a blade which will pass the equivalent of a Journeyman Smith Performance Test. Successful completion of this course will reduce the required three (3) year waiting period as an ABS Journeyman Smith judging in two years. This is a two-week long class and will be taught by ABS Certified Master Bladesmith Jim Crowell.

Students need to bring their own safety equipment for the classes:

Eye protection

Leather chaps

Gloves – 2 sets: one for hot material and a pair of regular leather gloves for protection.

Hearing protection

 

Cost: $1,006.25

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 XXXXX           10/7 – 18         8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/30

Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240

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