Jake

830 have dabbled | 10 reviews
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5.0 | 10 reviews

Jake

830 have dabbled | 10 reviews
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5.0 | 10 reviews
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Jake McNaughton

Jake teaches bladesmithing at the Fire Arts Center of Chicago and makes high end cutlery with Ravenswood Handforged.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Jake teaches bladesmithing at the Fire Arts Center of Chicago and makes high end cutlery with Ravenswood Handforged.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Ryvre H.
    Reviewed on 10/07/17

    I've been curious about forging for a long time. This class let me learn a few different skills, and I came out of it with a functional bottle opener. I'd recommend this class to anyone who wants to get a taste of forging before committing to a longer class.

    I've been curious about forging for a long time. This class let me learn a few different skills, and I came out of it with a functional bottle opener. I'd recommend this class to anyone who wants to get a taste of forging before committing to a longer class.

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    Karen S.
    Reviewed on 06/21/17

    This was a lot of fun. The class provides a lot of history and teaching about techniques, and then at the end the group each gets a few goes at hammering :)

    This was a lot of fun. The class provides a lot of history and teaching about techniques, and then at the end the group each gets a few goes at hammering :)

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    Brandon L.
    Reviewed on 06/21/17

    This was a fun introduction to forging! The first part consisted of an explanation of the process involved in forging, and during the second part we were able to heat and hammer pieces of rebar.

    This was a fun introduction to forging! The first part consisted of an explanation of the process involved in forging, and during the second part we were able to heat and hammer pieces of rebar.

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    Tobias G.
    Reviewed on 05/04/17

    i had fun in the class i attended and learned a few new things as well as started learning a new skill

    i had fun in the class i attended and learned a few new things as well as started learning a new skill

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    Michael H.
    Reviewed on 03/18/17

    I enjoyed the class very much. The instructor provided some basic info on metals, the tools and safety. Then we got down to business. Each of us got turns to work a piece of rebar, hammering it, twisting and bending it. A very good hands on intro.

    I enjoyed the class very much. The instructor provided some basic info on metals, the tools and safety. Then we got down to business. Each of us got turns to work a piece of rebar, hammering it, twisting and bending it. A very good hands on intro.

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    Caleb C.
    Reviewed on 03/13/17

    This was a great intro to forging, and I intend on taking more classes with this instructor.

    This was a great intro to forging, and I intend on taking more classes with this instructor.

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    Dirk D.
    Reviewed on 02/27/17

    Very fun, very relaxed but focused class on teaching how to make your own knife. This was a very good job and it was cool to see a finished product from an originally old rail tie!

    Very fun, very relaxed but focused class on teaching how to make your own knife. This was a very good job and it was cool to see a finished product from an originally old rail tie!

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    Hallie P.
    Reviewed on 02/26/17

    I learned a lot. Enjoyed it.

    I learned a lot. Enjoyed it.

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    Damien O.
    Reviewed on 01/09/17

    Great beginners class into forging! Teacher gave a good introduction into working with metals, the tools and shared some of the awesome swords other teachers have made. Was fun trying out the tools! I was secretly hoping to come out of the class with my own masterpiece but in reality it really was an intro class as it takes hours for beginners to make anything that could possibly resemble a knife or sword!

    Great beginners class into forging! Teacher gave a good introduction into working with metals, the tools and shared some of the awesome swords other teachers have made. Was fun trying out the tools! I was secretly hoping to come out of the class with my own masterpiece but in reality it really was an intro class as it takes hours for beginners to make anything that could possibly resemble a knife or sword!

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