A Typical Metalworking Workshop Day

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Each day begins at 8:30 a.m. Over breakfast you will meet informally with Kent and the other attendees - getting acquainted the first morning, and discussing interesting course topics or projects on subsequent days. The morning programs consist of informative presentations by Kent, demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities related to your areas of interest.

We break around 12:30 or 1 p.m. for a sit-down lunch, and time for relaxed questions and answers. Lunch breaks sometimes include a short training video or slideshow. Afternoons are spent on class assignments or your project, getting hands-on experience with various metal forming tools, and individual assistance and instruction with Kent. Each day is scheduled to end at 5:30 p.m. (although class sometimes runs later).

All workshops are hands-on, instructor-at-your-elbow. They are not lecture demonstrations. Be prepared to get dirty. No spectating allowed!

  • Class size limited to 8 persons.
  • Basic skill level or sincere interest required.
  • A hearty breakfast & lunch, plus drinks and snacks, are included in our Nevada City (home base) workshops. Meals are generally not included in off-site workshops, although this can vary depending upon location.
Air Power Planishing Hammer Workshop Kent White

What attendees say about our workshops!

“Again, thank you for a seminar that was not only overwhelmingly informative, but a lot of fun to boot.” T.E., Boulder CO

“I've seen some great metal men during my years in this business, but I've never been around anybody who can do all the things Kent can do. He is so versatile. It's just awesome!” Don Baumunk, owner D & D MetalWorks, Grass Valley, CA

“The workshop was tremendous. The only thing I can liken it to is a religious experience.” M.S., Chicago, IL

“Your presentations at Oshkosh this year were the highlight of the convention for me and many others. I have wondered for many years how the ‘old time craftsmen’ worked aluminum and steel free hand. You showed us how!” G.W., Canandaigua, NY

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