Knifemaking Classes 

 Johnny Stout Knifemaking Class Schedule

2017

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2016

KNIFE CLASSES ACCREDITED BY THE TEXAS REHABILITATION COMMISION - DARS

Professional Knife Photography Classes Also Available

My class schedule is subject to change. If the scheduled class conflicts with your schedule, and you’d like to discuss or request a different date, call me personally and we’ll try to work out the details. Additional topics available by special request.

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Jan. 17-20
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
Feb. 6-10
Fine Folder Class Class Rescheduled
Feb. 28 - Mar. 3
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
April 17-21
Fine Folder Class
Two Slots Available
May 16-19
Basic Knifemaking Class One Slot Available
June 13-16
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
July 25-28
Basic Knifemaking Class Two Slots Available
Aug. 22-25
Basic Knifemaking Class Two Slots Available
Sept.
Slipjoint Folder Class
Two Slots Available
Oct.
Fine Folder Class Two Slots Available
Nov.
Basic Knifemaking Class Two Slots Available
Dec.
Fine Folder Class Two Slots Available

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Jan. 18-22 Advanced Knifemaking Class                One Slot Available
Feb. 9-12
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
Mar. 28 - April 1
Slipjoint Folder Class One Slot Available
Apr.  26 - 29
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
May 16 - 20
Fine Folder Class Class Full
June 21 - 24
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
July 25 - 29
Fine Folder Class Class Full
August 16 - 19
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
Sept. 5 - 9
Slipjoint Folder Class Class Full
OCT. 17-21
Fine Folder Class Class Full
Nov. 15-18
Basic Knifemaking Class Class Full
Dec. 12-15
Basic Knifemaking Class
Class Full

Class Description

Basic Knifemaking Class Advanced Knifemaking Class

Learn hollow, flat, & convex blade grinding, basic details of heat treating and tempering, installing handles, and various finishing techniques to include mirror polish, hand rubbed, and satin finishes. Each student will grind and finish a heat treated fixed blade knife and have the skills to immediately start building your own knives. The class is for beginners to intermediates who want to perfect their knifemaking skills. The class includes discussion on pricing and marketing your knives. Experience has shown that my 4 day class can reduce your learning curve by as much as 5 years...don't miss this rare opportunity. Class times are 9am to 5pm daily. Class size is limited to 2 students. References are available if you'd like to contact former students to discuss benefits of one-on-one training. Call me for details.

Learn skills that take your own completed knives to a higher level of quality. Learn to install guards and bolsters, various decorative filework patterns, also different handle constructions to include slab handles, hidden tang, and stick tang construction. Learn soldering techniques, and great emphasis is placed on blade finish, and fit and finish of bolsters, guards, and handles. Many embellishment techniques are shown to include nitre bluing, etching, jeweling, handle fluting, and anodizing. The class includes discussion on pricing and marketing your knives. This class is for the intermediate and advanced who want to continue to perfect their knifemaking skills. Day-at-a time classes are also available for this class. Class times are 9am to 5pm daily. Class size is limited to 2 students. References are available if you'd like to contact former students to discuss benefits of one-on-one training. Call me for details.

Fine Folder Class Slipjoint Folder Class

In this class we build a LinerLock folder using basic tools that are found in almost all knife shops. We layout the pattern using titanium for liners, drill and ream associated holes using only carbide tooling. The blade material is selected, profiled and ground to shape, then heat treated and tempered to required specs. The folder is finished by installing bolsters and handles, and going through specific steps to avoid mistakes, and improve productivity. A materials and special tools list is provided upon completion. Each student takes home one completed knife using both machine shop and common hand tools; they will have the skills to build folders in their own shop. The class includes discussion on pricing and marketing your knives. This class is for the intermediate to advanced knifemaker. Class times are 9am to 5pm daily. Class size is limited to 2 students. References are available if you'd like to contact former students to discuss benefits of one-on-one training. Call me for details.

In this class we build a Slipjoint folder using basic tools that are found in almost all knife shops. Starting from scratch, the bolsters are either spot welded to the liners, or milled from a solid piece of 416 SS barstock. The blade and spring material is selected, then heat treated and tempered to required specs. The blade is ground hard to eliminate warping that can be caused during heat treat, then the nail nick is ground into the blade. During final assembly specific steps are gone through to avoid mistakes, and improve productivity. A materials and special tools list is provided upon completion, and the student takes home one completed Slipjoint folder and the skills to build folders in their own shop. The class includes discussion on pricing and marketing your knives. This class is for the intermediate to advanced knifemaker. Call me direct to schedule my Slipjoint Folder Class; I'll work with you to accommodate your schedule. Class times are 9am to 5pm daily. Class size is limited to 2 students. References are available if you'd like to contact former students to discuss benefits of one-on-one training. Call me for details.

Professional Knife Photography ClassLockback Folder Class

I offer Professional Knife Photography to makers to help to build your personal portfolio, brochure, or website. Pictures are taken using high end cameras and lighting equipment. Consider me to take your knife pictures...magazine submission is also available. Check out the pictures on my site, many of them I have taken myself....I've honed my skills over the years using techniques shared from many of the country's top knife photographers, to include Steve Woods, Jim Cooper, Terrell Hoffman, Chuck Ward, and Eric Eggly. Contact me for details and pricing. In 2014 I'm also offering professional Knife Photography Classes in adddition to my other listed knife classes. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Elements, or similar photo editing software, is required. This is a two day class, call me to schedule. Quality photos of your knives are a must, learn to take your own pictures. References are available if you'd like to contact former students to discuss benefits of one-on-one training. Call me for details.

 I'm offering a Lockback Folder Class to makers, using a combination of basic tools and milling machines. Various spring and tentioning configuations will be shown, as well as fitting the lock bar and cutting the lock notch using hand tools, then showing the same techniques using basic milling procedures. The student will complete and take home a single blade lockback folder that will be built during the clsss. The student  will have the skills to  build folders in their own shop. The class includes discussion on pricing and marketing your knives, selecting suppliers, choices of materials. This class is for the intermediate to advanced knifemaker.  Call me direct to schedule my Lockback Folder Class; I'll work with you to accommodate your schedule. Class times are 9am to 5pm daily. Class size is limited to 2 students. References are available if you'd like to contact former students to discuss benefits of one-on-one training. Call me for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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JOHNNY STOUT
1205 Forest Trail
New Braunfels, Texas 78132
(830) 606-4067
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