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    • 10/27/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 0
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    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 10/31/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 4
    Register


    • 10/31/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 5
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    • 11/06/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 3
    Register


    Forging Hammers

    In this course students will take old sledge hammers and turn them into high quality forging hammers. This will involve taking an existing hammer head and reforming it into a new type of hammer using custom forging dies. Students will learn how to shape contours using the bench grinder and belt grinder then they will assemble the hammer into new wooden handle! 


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 11/06/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 6
    Register



    Learn how to cast molten aluminum:


    Skill Level: Beginner

    Age: 18+


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    • 11/07/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 1
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    Forging Axes

    In this class students will learn how to take one metal object and transform it into another in a case of extreme transformation. Students will take old hammers consisting of tool steel and transform the striking surface into an axe. Students will also be introduced to drifting dies designed to widen the eye for proper fitting to an axe handle. From here students will learn how to shape and refine the blade using the grinder and finally finishing it off with a fair amount of sanding before polishing. The final task is the heat treatment to temper the blade to withstand heavy blows. This will involve normalization, oil quenching, and heat tempering.


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.

    • 11/19/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
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    Develop fundamental skills in creating and repairing metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles. This introductory class includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety. Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.

    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor there will be many moments of awkward silence.

    • 11/20/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register


    • 11/21/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 4
    Register


    Making nails has been one the oldest forms of Blacksmithing for centuries. It is usually the first task of any apprentice to learn the basics skills necessary toward becoming a blacksmith. This course does not require a lot of strength nor skill-set prior to the class. For these reasons it is the perfect starting lesson for those wanting to try their hand at some old fashioned Blacksmithing. This course will teach students the proper terms, techniques, and protocols required to successfully create usable nails. For anyone looking to get a basic understanding of Blacksmithing, this is the course for you.


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.


    About the Instructor
    Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.



    • 11/21/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 4
    Register


    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 11/21/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 6
    Register



    Learn how to weld three metals together:

    This course covers different methods of adjoining metal together by use of a torch with the techniques of welding, brazing, and soldering. The differences in these techniques will be covered and the process demonstrated. The metals being a-joined include steel to steel, copper to copper, and Aluminum to aluminum, dissimilar joining between the three metals will also be touched on and demonstrated. In this class students will bond various metals with the aid of a gas fueled torch. Subjects like filling rods, fluxes, and various torch technique will be covered. No prerequisites are required for this class.

    No prerequisites are needed for the class, the work-level is light to moderate.


    Skill Level: Beginner

    Age: 18+


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    • 12/11/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register

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    Learn how to forge a knife out of a railroad spike

    This is the perfect class to learn one of the basics of knives-making: balancing durability and hardness of the metal to make the perfect blade!

    Students will utilize a high carbon railroad spike and learn methods that induce carbon into the metal while also learning how to temper in a process called normalization. The metal will then posses both features of a durable and hard metal that is ideal for knives.

    As far as knives are concerned, the harder the steel, the better the edge, however, the harder edge makes for a brittle knife. A balance is needed between the soft flexible metal and the hard brittle metal to achieve a knife that will hold an edge without breaking. In this class more techniques for blade smithing will be covered, including various heat treatments, tapering, and tempering methods used to maximize strength with durability. 

    About the InstructorClasses taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 12/11/2021
    • 12/12/2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 1
    Register


    Make your own personalized cutting board and learn essential shop skills in this introductory class to woodworking. In this course, you will design your own unique ~16" x 12" board from scratch by choosing from a variety of different hardwoods (hardwood supplies are provided by the class), cut them to size and assemble them. You will be taught the proper techniques to use table saw*, thickness planer, jointer and orbital sander and we’ll also continue building on the skills from the first class - proper gluing, sanding and finishing techniques - to ensure that your board will last a lifetime.

    *If you have never used a power tools like table saw, miter saw and don’t feel comfortable yet, I recommend starting with the course Cutting Boards I, which will focus on assembling pre-cut pieces.

    Day 1 Agenda: Students will design the unique look by deciding on orientation and combination of different hardwoods that will make up their own cutting board. They will then cut the pieces to the right sizes and clamp them together with wood glue.

    Day 2 Agenda: Students will remove the board from the clamps, remove excessive glue, sand the wood smooth and add details like rounded-over corners or chamfers. Finally, they’ll apply a protective coat of finish.

    Throughout the entire class an instructor will guide you through the process and guarantee your safety. If you have conflicts with attending Day 2, you may join any of the upcoming Cutting Board II class Day 2s to finish up your project.

    All materials as well as safety equipment will be provided.


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 12/11/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 5
    Register


    • 12/12/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Ave N, Birmingham AL 35212
    • 6
    Register


    Learn how to cast silver and make jewelry!

    Casting goes as far back in time as the Bronze Age and not much has changed. Metal is heated up to melting temperature then poured into molds containing negatives of what was to be cast. For ages jewelry was made this very way. In this class students will follow this tradition in the completion of a ring. Students will design a ring then make a mold so that it can be cast in silver. Students will then proceed with the cleaning and the polishing of their piece. No previous knowledge is necessary to take this class.

     

    About the InstructorClasses taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.

    • 12/15/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 4
    Register


    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


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