Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

Click to view map
When:
March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-03-24T18:00:00-08:00
2017-03-24T21:00:00-08:00
Where:
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
4780 Old Nenana Highway
Fairbanks, AK 99709
USA
Cost:
$140 (Calypso members); $165 (non-members)
Contact:
Tom Zimmer
907-451-0691

Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife (2 day course) – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Instructor: Tom Zimmer

This 2 day class will introduce you to the world of tool steel, from how to work it to the processes of annealing, hardening and tempering.  Day one we explore the properties of tool steels and we will draw out knife blanks from tool steel round stock. By day’s end we will have roughed in knives that we will then anneal overnight.  Day two starts with fine tuning our hammering skills as we refine the blade shape.  We will then file the blades to close to final before oil quenching our knives and learning to draw a temper on the blade.  Then it is on to sharpening and dressing the knife.  This is a good introduction to knife making.

This style of knife, blade and handle all in one, makes for a simple and beautiful knife.  The Viking women supposedly wore these as utility knives from their tunics.

(*The Blacksmithing Overview is required for anyone who is interested in taking this class.)

Dates of the class: Friday and Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017

Times of the class: Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Ages of students: 15 and up

Maximum number of students: 4

Cost: $140 (Calypso members); $165 (non-members)

Location: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 4780 Old Nenana Hwy., Fairbanks, AK 99709


To register for this class, please call Calypso Farm at 907-451-0691.

Print Friendly
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Follow Us

Facebooktwitterinstagram

Upcoming Events

Jul
31
Mon
1:30 pm Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower V...
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower V...
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower Varieties  and Floral Design @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower Varieties and Floral Design –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need[...]
9:00 am Introduction to Primitive Skills...
Introduction to Primitive Skills...
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Primitive Skills in the Boreal Forest @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Primitive Skills in the Boreal Forest Instructor:  Jeff Yacevich This workshop will introduce students to the tools and skills needed to interact with their boreal forest home. Participants will learn how to use[...]
12:00 pm FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids)
FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids)
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids) – 5 individual class sessions Primary Instructor:  Carly Garay    Come learn art FUNdamentals in a creative and encouraging space. We will cover the topics of inspiration, color mixing, self[...]
Aug
2
Wed
10:30 am Biodiversity in the Garden
Biodiversity in the Garden
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Biodiversity in the Garden @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Biodiversity in the Garden –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at[...]
Aug
7
Mon
1:30 pm Permaculture Overview (2 parts)
Permaculture Overview (2 parts)
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Permaculture Overview (2 parts) @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Permaculture Overview (2 parts) –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at[...]
Aug
12
Sat
9:00 am Sourdough Bread Making (and othe...
Sourdough Bread Making (and othe...
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sourdough Bread Making (and other baked goods) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sourdough Bread Making (and other baked goods) Instructor: Tomas Vrba No matter where in the world you go, wherever you find people, you will find bread. Made well, bread is nutritious with high amounts of carbohydrates,[...]