2016 Seminar: June 1st to June 10th
Descriptions below are from the NMLRA class descriptions website. The registration deadline if February 5, 2016
Drawing and Design for Carving and Engraving
I will be teaching two different classes at this year's gunsmithing seminar. The first class will be three days June 1st - June 4th.
This is a hands-on drawing class with the goal of helping all individuals, even those who say they cannot draw to improve their design work. This class will focus on learning to create Baroque and Rococo designs like those typically found in longrifle decoration. The class will not be school specific, but general in the study and drawing of 18th Century designs for carving, engraving and patch boxes. This class will provide excellent preparation for students taking the engraving or carving classes offered in the seminar. Bring a notebook, a sketchbook, several pencils, and a good eraser.
Building and Finishing a Mountain Rifle from a Kibler Kit
Students will build one of my newly developed Mountain Rifle Kits. This is an iron mounted small caliber mountain rifle in the style of McBee or Whitson. This kit features superb styling coupled with a highly refined and precise manufacturing process, resulting in a product that can be assembled in a pain free manner. This class is perfect for the beginning student wanting to familiarize themselves with longrifle construction. Likewise, the more experienced student can enjoy a relatively relaxing time creating a beautiful rifle. In six days, students will be able to complete assembly and start the staining and finishing process. Have fun assembling a rifle and leave the class with a rifle ready to take to the woods! Kit price is $950.00, and the kit will be available in 32, 36 or 40 calibers. I will contact participants regarding needed tools and materials once enrollment is complete.
January 16-22 at Canter's Cave in Jackson Ohio
I will be co-teaching with Ian Pratt again this year at the Gunmakers' Seminar in held in January.
During this week long workshop we will guide you in the construction of your own gun using common
hand tools and time honoured techniques. In addition to assisting you with your project, Ian and I will give daily presentations and demonstrations on tools and techniques that we use in our gun building work.
It is expected that students will have varying degrees of experience in gun building and that one student’s goals will differ from those of the next student, but in all cases our hope is to impart a more thorough understanding of the art and craft of gun building.
For more information, or to register, go to www.southernohioartisanworkshops.com.