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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 so don't delay!  *We do have an age restriction, please contact Emily@doghouseforge.com for questions. 

 

Currently Scheduled Clinics and Events listed below:

 

 

Winter Clinics  -

 

 

2/9/18 - 2/11/18 - 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 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 "Winter Clinic Deposit" link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You! 

Winter Clinic Deposit 2/9-2/11 2018
150.00
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2/23/18-2/25/19 - Forge to Finish 3 day

 Clinic booked for Private group

For info on booking your own private clinic weekend or event please email us. 

Emily@doghouseforge.com

 


 

Spring Clinics:

 

 

3/9/18 - 3/11/18 - 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 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 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 of 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. 

$450 

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

Thank You! 

Spring Clinic Deposit 3/9-3/11 - 2018
150.00
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4/6/18 - 4/8/18 - 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 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 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 of 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. 

$450 

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

Thank You! 

Spring Clinic Deposit 4/6-4/8 - 2018
150.00
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4/20/18 - 4/22/18 - 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 "Spring Clinic Deposit"  link below to see full details and FAQ or simply add it to the cart and checkout.

Thank You! 

Spring Clinic Deposit 4/20-4/22 - 2018
150.00
Quantity:
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Summer Schedule to be Posted Soon!

DHF is planning several shorter, two day and single day weekend clinics starting in May and continuing throughout the summer months. These will be focused clinics looking at various specialty practices. Such as but not limited to inserted tang handle design and Damascus steel pattern techniques.