As some of you know many of our member teach classes and have skills that they are willing to share. 
Below is a list of the members and the classes they offer as well as contact information.


Knife Making - Tim Tellander 
Start with 6.5 inches high carbon steel (1/8 x 1)
Forge to shape / to include tapered full tang
Profile shape by grinding on round wheel (36 & 60 grit)
Establish plunge cut by flat grinding (36 & 60 grit)
Continue full blade grinding (36 & 60 grit) then advance to 120 grit
Edge quench:  heat 1/3 edge with a torch to critical temp (nonmagnetic)
              immediately immerse red hot blade into 120-149 degree quenching medium
 withdraw after a count of 10 and air cool
Draw desired temper with the torch tip
Continue grinding with 120, 220 respectively, then sharpen until it shaves.
Test cutting ability on a 2x4 by driving point into wood a pull the blade towards you to test point, and then chop 2x4 in half.  Should still shave.
Hand sanding, polishing, and handle application follow.

The process takes two days of 10 hours each
Classes taught on a one-on-one basis
at my forge in Bulverde, TX. 
Email ttellander@gvtc.com for details.