Sat Aug 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this introductory class to blacksmithing, Brad Birkhimer will teach students to forge two tools for their forge along with three different styles of S-hooks. The class will cover the history of blacksmithing, anvils, tooling, forges, coal, iron & steel, and fire building and maintenance.

Sat Aug 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

Instructor Charles Murray will teach students how to file and shape spring steel blanks into useful molding profiles and then show how to use the newly made tool. Students will be equipped with spring steel bits and a pre-cut bit holder to be used while cutting profiles. One side of the cutter will be shaped into an ogee and the other side will receive a reed profile, making a double-ended bit. The shop-made tool will then be compared to the commercially made scratch stock tool, the Stanley 66.

Sat Aug 24, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day class, Bill Hoover will teach students basic hand stitching skills while making a beaver tail shooting pouch.

Sat Sep 7, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day class, Leonard Kille will teach students basic gun stock carving skills including layout proportion and appropriateness for various styles and technique.

Sat Sep 14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

Learn how to tune up quality metal handplanes (both new and vintage). Whether it’s a new plane, or a vintage Stanley or Record from a flea market, it will likely need some tuning in order to cut wood well. This class will walk you through disassembly, cleaning, and properly adjusting metal-bodied handplanes.

Sat Sep 21, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

Learn how, when, and why to use scrub, jack, and fore planes to flatten and dimension wood by hand.

Sat Sep 28, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day class taught by Leonard Kille, students will learn basic engraving skills including layout, chasing technique, and sharpening.

Sat Oct 5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day workshop with Bill Hoover, participants will be able to work hands-on with rifling machines while learning the history, setup, and use of period gunsmithing equipment.

Sat Oct 12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

This is our most introductory class to hand tool woodworking. You will learn how to evaluate, sharpen, and use a core set of hand tools in addition to recognizing what to avoid when looking at flea market finds.

Sat Oct 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day class taught by Leonard Kille, students will develop a sense of proportion and learn proper layout using the Golden Mean.

Sat Nov 16, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

Learn how to tune up quality metal handplanes (both new and vintage). Whether it’s a new plane, or a vintage Stanley or Record from a flea market, it will likely need some tuning in order to cut wood well. This class will walk you through disassembly, cleaning, and properly adjusting metal-bodied handplanes.

Mon Nov 18, 9:00 AM - Sat Nov 23, 4:00 PM (EST)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this six day class, instructor Dan Fruth will teach you how to build a period longrifle using a kit from purchased from Jim Kibler.

Sat Dec 7, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day class, Bill Hoover will teach students basic hand stitching skills while making a beaver tail shooting pouch.

Sat Dec 7, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day class, Leonard Kille will teach students basic gun stock carving skills including layout proportion and appropriateness for various styles and technique.

Sat Dec 14, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

This is our most introductory class to hand tool woodworking. You will learn how to evaluate, sharpen, and use a core set of hand tools in addition to recognizing what to avoid when looking at flea market finds.

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Colonial Homestead Artisans Guild, 181 W. Jackson Street, PO Box 169, Millersburg, OH, USA

In this one day class taught by Leonard Kille, students will learn basic engraving skills including layout, chasing technique, and sharpening.