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“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”


― Albert Einstein

At DogHouse Forge we truly take Al's statement to heart. They only way to fully understand something is to follow the steps of  learning it, practicing it, mastering it, and then finally, teaching it. 

WorkShops -

D.H.F.  host several bladesmithing workshops each year. These are two and three day events where participants will learn the process of forging and finishing a blade as well as the art of handling and sharpening. Hands on, start to finish!  Each participant will be given the materials and instruction needed to create the knife they will take home at the end of the weekend.  New for 2018 class sizes are limited to 6 total participants, and the new DHF facility has Air conditioned work rooms so don't delay!  *We do have an age restriction, please contact Emily@doghouseforge.com for questions. 

 

Currently Scheduled Clinics and Events listed below. This LISTING concludes the 2018 clinic schedule. Please contact us if you need any assistance!

 


 

Summer Two Day Clinics:

 

Note: DHF's Grinding room and work rooms are Air conditioned making these new summer clinic dates possible. Most of the clinic will take place under air. However, some processes will be performed in the main shop. 

6/9/18 - 6/10/18 - Stock Removal  2 day

This is an all levels clinic! All Participants will build a functional knife from Raw stock to finish over the two day schedule. Returning participants can choose to build higher difficulty designs and handle layouts, but it is not required. All participants will be provided quality high carbon steel (1095 or 52100)  to be profiled and ground into blades, and have the ability to select from both classic exotics and stabilized handle materials to form their handle designs. A full heat treatment and metallurgy lecture is included along with take home  information packets. A grinding techniques and blade geometry lecture  accompanies hands on demonstration and technical instruction for each individual's selected blade design. This is an extremely comprehensive weekend and individuals should expect to learn all the steps in building a knife from start to finish.  Class size is limited to 6 individuals! Clinics begin at 7:30 am with coffee and donuts and end roughly 5 pm. Beverages and lunch are provided on all three workdays.   Non refundable deposit required. 

$350 

Click the "Summer two day Clinic Deposit"  link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You! 


7/21/18 - 7/22/18 - Stock Removal two day

Note: DHF's Grinding room and work rooms are Air conditioned making these new summer clinic dates possible. Most of the clinic will take place under air. However, some processes will be performed in the main shop. 

This is an all levels clinic! All Participants will build a functional knife from profiled raw stock to finish over the two day schedule. Returning participants can choose to build higher difficulty designs and handle layouts, but it is not required. All participants will be provided quality high carbon steel (1095 or 52100)  to be profiled and ground into blades, and have the ability to select from both classic exotics and stabilized handle materials to form their handle designs. A full heat treatment and metallurgy lecture is included along with take home  information packets. A grinding techniques and blade geometry lecture  accompanies hands on demonstration and technical instruction for each individuals selected blade design. This is an extremely comprehensive weekend and individuals should expect to learn all the steps in building a knife from start to finish.  Class size is limited to 6 individuals! Clinics begin at 7:30 am with coffee and donuts and end roughly 5 pm. Beverages and lunch are provided on all three workdays.   Non refundable deposit required. 

$350 

Click the "Summer Clinic Deposit"  link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You! 

 

 

8/18/18 - 8/19/18 - Inserted Tang Handle building clinic

 

Note: DHF's Grinding room and work rooms are Air conditioned making these new summer clinic dates possible. Most of the clinic will take place under air. However, some processes will be performed in the main shop. 

This is an all levels clinic! All Participants will be offered the choice of either a 5" drop point hunter  or 6" Chef style inserted tang knife. These blades will be pre-finished  by DHF and will be ready for the handling stage of the build process. Participants will build each step of the handling process on their provided blade blanks. All participants will leave with a fully functional and sharpened knife.  Participants will learn both traditional and modern techniques of inserted tang construction. A full selection of DHF stabilized and exotic handle materials will be available, as well as countless spacer and guard material options. DHF will also demonstrate techniques needed to build handles with horn/antler and  segmented tang  handle layouts.  Class size is limited to 6 individuals! Clinics begin at 7:30 Am with coffee and donuts (beware of the cronut)  and have 8am start times. Ending times will vary based on class size and design complexity with the participants builds.  Beverages and lunch are provided on all workdays.    Non refundable deposit required. 

$300 - total cost for weekend. Includes the finished DHF blade being provided for handling.  

Click the "Summer Clinic Deposit"  link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You! 

Summer Two day Clinic Deposit 8/18-19/ 2018
100.00
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FAll Three Day Clinic:

 

9/21/18 - 9/23/18 -  Forge to Finish 3 Day

Note: DHF's Grinding room and work rooms are Air conditioned making these new summer clinic dates possible. Most of the clinic will take place under air. However, some processes will be performed in the main shop. 

 Forge to Finish 3 day

This is an all levels clinic! All Participants will build a functional knife from forged blade to finish over the three day schedule. Returning participants can choose to build higher difficulty designs and handle layouts, but it is not required. All participants will be provided quality high carbon steel (1095, W2 farrier rasp or 52100)  to be forged into blades, and have the ability to select from both classic exotics and stabilized handle materials to form their handle designs. A full heat treatment and metallurgy lecture is included along with take home  information packets. A grinding techniques and blade geometry lecture  accompanies hands on demonstration and technical instruction for each individual's selected blade design. This is an extremely comprehensive weekend and participants should expect to learn all the steps in building a knife from start to finish.  Class size is limited to 6 individuals! Clinics begin at 7:30 Am with coffee and donuts (beware of the cronut) 8am start times and end roughly 5 pm onFriday and Saturday. Sundays, typically end around 3 pm. Beverages and lunch are provided on all three workdays.   Non refundable deposit required. 

$450 

 

Click the "Summer Clinic Deposit"  link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You! 

Fall Three Day Clinic:

10/12/18 - 10/14/18 - Forge to Finish 3 day with Damascus steel

Note: This is an identical clinic in function as our 3 day F to F, but participants are provided DogHouse Forged Damascus steel to forge their knives from. This is not a Damascus forging clinic. 

This is an all levels clinic! All Participants will build a functional knife from forged blade to finish over the three day schedule. Returning participants can choose to build higher difficulty designs and handle layouts, but it is not required. All participants will be provided quality high carbon steel Damascus (1095 / 15N20)  to be forged into blades, and have the ability to select from both classic exotics and stabilized handle materials to form their handle designs. A full heat treatment and metallurgy lecture is included along with take home  information packets. A grinding techniques and blade geometry lecture  accompanies hands on demonstration and technical instruction for each individuals selected blade design. This is an extremely comprehensive weekend and individuals should expect to learn all the steps in building a knife from start to finish.  Class size is limited to 6 individuals! Clinics begin at 7:30 Am with coffee and donuts (beware the cronut) 8am start times and end roughly 5 pm on Friday and Saturday. Sundays, typically end around 3 pm. Beverages and lunch are provided on all three workdays.   Non refundable deposit required. 

$500 

Click the "Fall Clinic Deposit"  link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You! 


11/02/18 - 11/04/18 - Forge to Finish 3 day

This is an all levels clinic! All Participants will build a functional knife from forged blade to finish over the three day schedule. Returning participants can choose to build higher difficulty designs and handle layouts, but it is not required. All participants will be provided quality high carbon steel (1095, W2 farrier rasp or 52100)  to be forged into blades, and have the ability to select from both classic exotics and stabilized handle materials to form their handle designs. A full heat treatment and metallurgy lecture is included along with take home  information packets. A grinding techniques and blade geometry lecture  accompanies hands on demonstration and technical instruction for each individual's selected blade design. This is an extremely comprehensive weekend and participants should expect to learn all the steps in building a knife from start to finish.  Class size is limited to 6 individuals! Clinics begin at 7:30 Am with coffee and donuts (beware of the cronut) 8am start times and end roughly 5 pm onFriday and Saturday. Sundays, typically end around 3 pm. Beverages and lunch are provided on all three workdays.   Non refundable deposit required. 

$450 

Click the "Fall Clinic Deposit" link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You!