Blacksmithing Workshops Listing

Educational opportunities and events for blacksmiths and those interested in blacksmithing.

Details and maps will be posted when available.

Rocky Mountain Smiths
2017 Workshop / Demonstration Schedule

Date Type Demonstrators Topic Class Limit Location Workshop Details
If a Workshop is full, please contact the instructor to be put on the waiting list. Click the Link Below
January   Open        
February 18 Demonstration Steve Rollert Basic blade forging and heat treating metals No Limit Kretschmer Shops
Loveland, Colorado
Blade Forging and Heat Treating
March 25 Workshop Carl Plehaty Coal and Gas Forges Limited to 12 Carl Plehaty's Shop, Erie, Colorado Coal and Gas Forges
April 22 Demonstration James Makely Power Hammer No Limit Living Design Studios
Lafayette, Colorado
May 13 Demonstration Dave Pence and Carl Plehaty

AM - Damascus Setup and Welding

PM - Joinery

No Limit Carl Plehaty's Shop, Erie, Colorado Damascus and Joinery
June 3 Demonstration John Switzer Viking Broad Ax No Limit John Switzer's shop
Beulah, Colorado
Viking Broad Ax
July 15, 16 Workshop Scott Kretschmer Flat top Spencer style box   Limited to 6 Kretschmer Shops
Loveland, Colorado
July 15, 16 Workshop   Hammer In   Victor Gold Rush Days
Victor, Colorado
August 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Conference Rocky Mountain Smiths Visit the conference web page RMS Conference Limited to 80 Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Carbondale, Colorado
September 23 Workshop Jodie Bliss Scrap sculpture Limit to 10

Jodie Bliss
Monument, Colorado

Scrap Sculpture
October 14 Demonstration John Switzer Draw Knife No Limit John Switzer's shop
Beulah, Colorado
Draw Knife
November 11 Demonstration Randy Calhoon Welding for Blacksmiths No Limit Dan Nibbelink Shop
Berthoud, CO
Welding For Blacksmiths
December 2 Holiday Party Grant Mellenbruch RMS Holiday Party No Limit Grant Mellenbruch's
Lakewood, Colorado
RMS Holiday Party

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