NESM

New England School of Metalwork 2022 Schedule

January 19th, 2022|0 Comments

Accredited by the American Bladesmith Society

Introduction to Bladesmithing (2-week course)
March 14 through March 25
Instructor:  ABS Mastersmith, Timothy Potier
Monday through Friday, 8am—5pm each day, no class on weekend in-between
Skill level: Beginner and up

Handles and Guards (1-week course)
June 20-24
Instructor:  ABS Mastersmith, Timothy Potier
Monday through Friday, 8am—5pm each day, no class on weekend in-between
Skill level: Beginner and up

Introduction to Bladesmithing (2-week course)
October 24 – November 2
Instructor: To Be Announced
Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, no class on the weekend.
Skill level: Beginner and up

Intro to Bladesmithing is a two-week course designed for anyone interested in making high quality, hand-forged blades and includes lecture and hands-on work, all taught by ABS Master Smiths.  Metal selection, blade function and different blade design will be discussed. Hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding and tempering will all be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility.  Handles and guards are not   of this course but be thoroughly discussed and students should be prepared to venture into a Handles and Guards course next.

Within the two weeks of training, students should be able to make a blade which will pass the equivalent of a Journeyman Smith Performance Test. Successful completion of this course will reduce the required three (3) year waiting period as an ABS Apprentice member by one (1) year and will be eligible to submit their knives for ABS Journeyman Smith judging in two (2) years.

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Classes conducted at:
New England School of Metalwork
7 Albiston Way, Auburn, Maine 04210
for additional Class Schedule and Registration Information
Contact Dereck Glaser (207) 777-3375
or Email dglaser@newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com

Download the form below, print and fill out, mail or scan/email to us:
Nesm Registration Form

2022 New England School of Metalwork Bladesmithing Youth Day

January 18th, 2022|0 Comments

Bladesmithing Youth Day (1day course)
March 19

Skill level: Beginner and up

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Classes conducted at:
New England School of Metalwork
7 Albiston Way, Auburn, Maine 04210
for additional Class Schedule and Registration Information
Contact Dereck Glaser (207) 777-3375
or Email dglaser@newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com

Download the form below, print and fill out, mail or scan/email to us:
Nesm Registration Form

Employment Opportunity With NESM

January 17th, 2022|0 Comments

The New England School of Metalwork is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team. A full time position and highly unique opportunity to grow, learn and expand while accessing many of the country’s top craftsman in a state of the art facility. Suitable individuals will have a minimum of 2-3 years of blacksmithing experience but with 3-5 years concentration and accomplishment in Bladesmithing. A good working knowledge of Social media and its management, some marketing skills and potential instructional skill. Candidates should possess a keen level of dedication, organization and initiative. You will be a part of an established nonprofit educational team that’s been growing for over 20 years.

Potential for advancement and willing to train. Please forward current CV, resume and portfolio examples to dglaser@newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com, email for detailed prospectus of position.