“Experience is the best teacher because she gives the quiz first and the lesson after”


― Vernon Law

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

WorkShops -

D.H.F.  host several bladesmithing and forging 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 finishing. 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. these LISTING include the winter and spring schedule for 2019.

Please contact us if you need any assistance!

Emily@doghouseforge.com

 



Winter Three Day Clinic:

 

1/18/19 - 1/20/19 -  Forge to Finish 3 Day

Note: DHF's Grinding room and work rooms are air conditioned/heated making these clinics possible year round. Most of the clinic will take place under air. However, some processes, like forging, 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 a selection of 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 on the grinders. 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 on Friday and Saturday. Sundays, typically end around 3/4 pm. Beverages and lunch are provided on all three workdays.   Non refundable $150 deposit required. 

$450 total

 

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

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Winter 3 Day Clinic Deposit 1/18-20/ 2019
150.00
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Winter Three Day Clinic:

2/1/19 - 2/3/19 - Forge to Finish 3 day

Note: DHF's Grinding room and work rooms are air conditioned/heated making these clinics possible year round. Most of the clinic will take place under air. However, some processes, like forging, 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 the option of 1095HC, W2 Farriers rasp, or 52100 HC carbon steel  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 3/4 pm. Beverages and lunch are provided on all three workdays.   Non refundable $150 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 3 Day Clinic Deposit 2/1-3/ 2019
150.00
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Winter Intro to Damascus forging clinic:

 

2/23/19 - 2/24/19 -  Raw Damascus/pattern welded steel forging clinic

Note: DHF's Grinding room and work rooms are Air conditioned but forging will be held in the main shop. 

 Intro to Damascus forging :

By popular request DHF will be hosting the first Damascus forging weekend at Doghouse forge. Participants will learn everything needed to forge their own damascus billets. DHF will provide all steel and tooling needed. Material selection and prep, forge welding basics (both in hand and with machine) , pattern manipulation, and intro to W’s and Mosaics will be covered as all participants use the forging press and sledges to build multiple billets over the weekend. Students can keep their specific billets but are encouraged to cut and exchange billets with other participants in order to take home as many different patterns as possible. 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 Saturday and Sunday. Beverages and lunch are provided on all workdays.  

 Please note: we will be forging a bunch! of billets but there will not be time for participants to build knives at the same time. If you would like to use the steel you’ve created DHF will allow you to use it in any future 3 day forging clinic.

$500

** if this clinic is full please email Emily directly to be put on the waiting list. If the list is large enough and everyone can work out a date I will consider adding as second Damascus forging weekend in late May.

 

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

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Spring Three Day Clinic


03/08/19 - 03/10/19 - 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 selection of 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 $150 deposit is 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 Three Day Clinic


04/05/19 - 04/7/19 - 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 selection of 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 $150 deposit is 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 3 Day Clinic Deposit 4/5-7/ 2019
150.00
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Spring Three Day Clinic

05/03/19 - 05/05/19 - 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 selection of 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 $150 deposit is 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 3 Day Clinic Deposit 5/3-5/ 2019
150.00
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