2020 Classes and Shows
T & C Latané

Updated: August 8, 2020

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Demonstrations and Events

Feb. 9 Demonstrations at Tool Collectors meet, Medina, MN
March 23 Meet the Vikings -Cancelled
June 3-6 ABANA conference, Saratoga, NY -Cancelled
July 18 Stockholm Art Fair -Cancelled
July 23-25 Nordic Fest, Decorah -Cancelled
Sept. 12-13 Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, Pepin -Cancelled
Sept. 21-25, River Rendezvous, Bloomington, MN -Cancelled
Oct. 2-4 Fresh Art Tour -Cancelled
Dec. 5-6 Julmarknad, American Swedish Inst. Minneapolis -Cancelled

Classes


March 28, 2020 Doorknocker Class Tannehill SP, Alabama -Cancelled



April 18-22, 2020 Wood Chest with Forged Hardware,
Tom Latane' and Derek Olson Vesterheim Museum -Cancelled;
(Tentative reschedule date October 27-31, 2020)
Check for possible reschedule dates         https://folkartschool.vesterheim.org


The inspiration for the class project will be a small chest in the Vesterheim collection. You will spend two days in the blacksmith studio and two days in the woodshop, with the fifth day devoted to assembly and installation of the hardware. Evening studio time with the instructors is available and those wishing to accomplish as much of the project as possible are encouraged to take advantage of evenings to work. In the forging studio, you will forge a pair of hinges, a single handle, and swivels for the lid, straps, and reinforcing pieces and a hasp (rather than a lock) for the front. Decorative cutting of the straps will be done with chisels and files. In the woodworking studio, you will focus on several hand-tool woodworking skills in the construction, including measuring, sawing, planing, and fitting joinery. The main case of the chest will be constructed with hand-cut dovetail joints. The arched lid will use a coopering technique and a clamping jig based on one found in an eighteenth-century treatise in woodwork. Derek will have the jigs for the class, but will supply plans and instructions to create your own.

Postponed to October 16-18, 2020 CHANDELIER with SAWTOOTH TRAMMEL, Tunnel Mill
Tom Latane'         http://www.tunnelmillcrafts.com


Students will create a two candle chandelier with an integral saw tooth trammel for height adjustment. The teeth of the trammel will be forged over the edge of the anvil. The drip pans will be forged from the material at the ends of the cross arm and dished to receive the candle cups riveted in their centers. The cross arm will be mortised to the trammel staff, a junction which can be ornamental with delicate scrolls above and below depending on the desire and skill of each student. A stirrup at the bottom of the trammel and a swivel loop at the top will complete the project.

Postoned to October 17,and 18, 2020 PUNCHED TIN LANTERN
Kitty Latane'         Tunnel Mill http://www.tunnelmillcrafts.com


Make your own punched tin lantern. Use a traditional punching pattern, or design your own. Pierced tin lanterns like this were common in Europe and the Americas from the 14th to the 19th centuries. They protect candles from the wind on shipboard and in barnyards, and the piercings provide charming twinkling light patterns. In this class students will cut pattern pieces from tinplate, punch the pieces with the pattern of their choice, and fold, join and solder to complete lanterns.

June 8-12, 2020 Stake Anvil class, Arc & Flame Center, Rochester, NY -Cancelled


July 6-8, 2020 PIERCED GOTHIC STYLE DIVIDERS, Raspberry Island -Cancelled
Tom Latane'         https://raspberryislandfolkschool.blogspot.com


Students will forge a pair of three-leaf dividers with a pierced Gothic tracery window in the wide section below the pivot. The two halves of the dividers will be forged and fitted together and holes will be drilled through all three leaves. The holes in the outer two leaves will be sawn and filed into larger openings than the center leaf, so when closed the pattern developed in the center leaf will show through the openings in the outer leaves. The top will be riveted and the legs of the dividers will be filed decoratively to complete the tool.

July 6-8, 2020 PIERCED TIN LANTERN, Raspberry Island -Cancelled
Kitty Latane'         https://raspberryislandfolkschool.blogspot.com


Learn tinworking skills while creating a work of art for your home. Pierced tin lanterns like this were common in Europe and the Americas from the 14th to the 19th centuries. They protect candles from the wind on shipboard and in barnyards, and the piercings provide charming twinkling light patterns. In this class students will cut pattern pieces from tinplate, punch the pieces with the pattern of their choice, and assemble the lanterns. All materials and tools are provided. No prior experience necessary.

September 16, 2020 (noon-1:00PM CDT) Collection Connections: Tinwork

with Kitty Latané
Vesterheim Folk Art School:
Contact the Vesterheim

OCTOBER 9-11, 2020 COMBINATION PADLOCK, Tunnel Mill
Tom Latane'         http://www.tunnelmillcrafts.com


Students will produce a fist sized three or four wheel combination lock with a removable pin and a pivoting bail. Rings will be formed and brazed to plates and letters or numbers stamped on the perimeter. The plates will be pierced to fit over a rolled tube with a slot for the toothed spine on the retaining pin. The plates will be cut to allow the spine on the pin to pass in the correct configuration. The caps that hold the discs on the tube can be ornamented with file-work.

OCTOBER 20-22, 2020 VIKING AXE, Vesterheim Museum -Cancelled
Tom Latane'         https://folkartschool.vesterheim.org


Forge a Viking-style axe inspired by an example in the collection of the American Swedish Institute. Starting with one-inch square mild steel, you will upset the material to create thicker sections, end the bar to create the "beard," split one end of the bar with a chisel, and forge-weld the two ends created to form the eye for the handle. Then you will chisel a cleft in the blade to forge-weld in high-carbon steel for the cutting edge. The edge will be hardened and tempered. Evening shop time with the instructor will be available and you are encouraged to take advantage of evening hours to get as much done as possible. There is a small materials fee, payable to the instructor.

OCTOBER 23-25, 2020 VIKING AGE HAMMER, Vesterheim Museum -Cancelled
Tom Latane'         https://folkartschool.vesterheim.org


Forge a hammer head in the style of examples from Viking finds, using wrought iron with high-carbon steel on the face and pein. Salvaged wrought-iron bar with its fibers of iron and slag will be reforged to size, and the steel will be prepared and welded at each end. The eye will be punched and drifted to size and the ends hardened and tempered. Evening studio hours with the instructor will be possible two nights. There is a small materials fee, payable to the instructor.

OCTOBER 23-25, 2020 TIN WORKING -LIGHTING Vesterheim Museum -Cancelled
Kitty Latane'         https://folkartschool.vesterheim.org


Three old light-bearers from the Vesterheim collection serve as the inspiration for this class. You will cut, shape, and solder tinplated steel to make reproductions of the collection items. Patterns and guidance will be provided for all three items. You will choose between the oil lamp and the lantern. As time allows, you may also make the candle holder. There is a materials fee of $25, payable to the instructor.

November 14, 2020 (9:00AM-4:00PM CT) Online Class: Heart Holiday Ornament in Tin

with Kitty Latané
Vesterheim Folk Art School
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August 9-13, 2021 ORNAMENTAL HACKSAW FRAME, Touchstone Center for Crafts
Tom Latane'         https://touchstonecrafts.org/


Students will forge and file a personal hacksaw frame incorporating decorative elements inspired by saw frames used by locksmiths and surgeons in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Your own creative variations will be encouraged. The large collar in the octagonal center section will be forge-welded and the smaller beads will be filed; the bolster at the handle will be forge-brazed to the ferrule as well as the frame.


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