09 Mar

We’ve been busy!

Wow, we’ve been quite busy here at the forge! Exciting things to share, for sure! Firstly, we’re happy to announce that Pete Johnson will be teaching a new class here in the shop, Tong Making 101. During class, students will make 2 pair’s of tongs for themselves and learn the skills plus gain the confidence to make many more on their own. In addition, our knife making class dates will be updated shortly and we’re working on a few new classes to add to the roster.
Over the past two weeks we’ve been designing and building a new power hammer and are really excited to share it with everyone after we run it through it’s paces a few more times, but we’ve been shooting video along the way. Stay tuned!

23 Nov

Knife class 11/21

This weekend I had three guys in the class, Dave and Mike from New Jersey, and Chris from Philadelphia. What a fun group! Everyone did well, we all got along great, had lots of laughs and even an end of the day beer or two. Next class is December 5 and there might be an opening if you’d like to attend!

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09 Nov

Cable Damascus Class November 2015


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I only do this class a handful of times each year and it’s always a lot of fun. Had some great guys join me this past Sunday, Aaron H., John C. and Eli C. Class went great, the guys were awesome students! It’s been since July since I’ve taught, so I’m sure between that and my daughter deciding daddy doesn’t need that much sleep, I’m sure the guys were taking it easy on me. Thanks again to everyone for coming out, here’s some pictures from the class!

05 Nov

Gift Certificates now available!

With only a few weeks to go before the dreaded Christmas shopping season is in full force, right now you can get some of your shopping done at home with plenty of time to spare! Certificates are available for both the two day full knife making class and the single day cable Damascus class. These certificates allow you to give a class as a gift without having to know exactly which dates the recipient might have available. Find the new gift certificates right here!

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15 Sep

A call to action!

Only two months to go until classes begin, so let’s do a little promotion to get the ball rolling on something new! From today until October 31, you can register online using promo code JWS1015 to receive 10% off each registration! We’re using the money from these early registrations to fund new equipment the shop needs in order to launch an entirely new program in early 2016 that will focus on getting wounded and disabled veterans into the forge for classes. The equipment we need doesn’t exist commercially, so we’ve had to design new mechanical hammers, grinding stations and even quench tanks in order to make them as safe to use and as accessible as possible to everyone – all from the ground up. This is such an awesome opportunity for our shop and we want you to join us in the adventure! Not only will you get to participate in a great class, but you’ll be helping our servicemen have the same chance! Please share this and help us make this new program a success!

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