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*NEW* Fine Forged Bench Tools with Seth Gould: June 26-30

Fine Forged Bench Tools


Seth Gould

Class runs: June 26-30

Tuition: $575

Material fee: $40

Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up, must know basics.


FULL as of 3/13, please click enroll now to join the waitlist

        In this five-day workshop students will make a set of essential bench tools. Students will learn to hone their skills working at anvil by forging parts to precise dimensions. Moving to the bench the forgings will then be refined and embellished using a variety of filing techniques before being heat-treated, handled, and finished. Some of the tools covered in this class will include a center punch, scribe, bench hammer, and a simple pair of riveted dividers. A strong emphasis will be put on making aesthetically pleasing tools that function to the best of their ability.



      Seth Gould is a metalsmith and toolmaker originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Seth has exhibited work both internationally and nationally, at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX, and the Si Gallery in Japan. He has taught, demonstrated, and lectured at institutions including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Peter’s Valley School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Southern Illinois Metalsmithing Society, and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Currently Seth is resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts where he makes small runs of production tools along side intricately designed locks, hardware, and cooking utensils.


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