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Robb Martin

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Robb Martin

Master Blacksmith, Master Armourer, Sculptor, Instructor

Robb Martin began his career in blacksmithing in 1987 and began in 1989 what is now called Thak Ironworks Inc. With an interest in blacksmithing, medieval armour and sculpture, Robb (or Thak as he is sometimes known) combined these three disciplines into his business early on. These influences have developed into a very distinctive style of metalwork. Sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, and sometimes futuristic and fantastical or a combination of all the above. Thak creates high quality forgework which blurs the line between utility and art. “Functional Sculpture”. Robb along with assistant Ryan, enjoy designing and creating a wide array of unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for clients worldwide.

September 2020

Helmet Making Class – September 11 and 12, 2020

September 11 @ 8:30 am - September 12 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 6 tickets left

Helmet Making Class September 11, 2020 - September 12, 2020 Learn how to make a metal helmet as part of our armour making classes with Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin (aka – THAK). Students will learn to make a basic helmet from predetermined templates distributed in class. You will be provided with all the tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our waiver before class…

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Basic Blacksmithing Class September 17 – September 19

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - September 19 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$600 8 tickets left

Basic Blacksmithing Class – Tool Making September 17 @ 4:00 pm - September 19 @ 4:30 pm This blacksmithing course is well designed to help the beginner develop good basic techniques. We start with lighting and controlling the fire and hammer control. Students have the opportunity to work on both coal and propane forges. Projects incorporate basic forging techniques allowing students to learn while building fire tools they can keep and use on their forge. These tools include a shovel,…

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2 Day Knife Forging Class September 25 – September 26

September 25 @ 8:30 am - September 26 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 6 tickets left

2 Day Knife Forging Class September 25 - September 26, 2020 You will learn from Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin. This 2-day class will take you through Forging, knife geometry, heat treatment and final grind.  Students will forge 2 knives ready to take home to continue working on. You will be provided with all the tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our waiver before…

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October 2020

Basic Blacksmithing Class October 8 – October 10, 2020

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - October 10 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$600 8 tickets left
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Basic Blacksmithing Class – Tool Making October 8 @ 4:00 pm - October 10 @ 4:30 pm This blacksmithing course is well designed to help the beginner develop good basic techniques. We start with lighting and controlling the fire and hammer control. Students have the opportunity to work on both coal and propane forges. Projects incorporate basic forging techniques allowing students to learn while building fire tools they can keep and use on their forge. These tools include a shovel,…

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Intermediate Blacksmithing – October 16 – 17, 2020

October 16 @ 8:30 am - October 17 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 4 tickets left

Intermediate Blacksmithing - Production Tool Making October 16 - 17 The ability to make your own tools is perhaps the single most defining advantage of blacksmiths over other ancient crafts. Students will make dyes/jigs for the anvil, power hammer and vice to increase productivity and consistency from Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin. Learn how to make blacksmithing tools that you will create and take home. Tools created are used to make intricate work on a production scale level. This course will…

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November 2020

Basic Axe Smithing Class – November 13 – November 14

November 13 @ 8:30 am - November 14 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 4 tickets left

Basic Axe Smithing Class February 21 - February 22 You will learn from Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin. Students will forge and heat treat a mono steel axe and drift an opening for a shaped handle made of wood. You will be provided with all the tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our waiver before class begins. Students are required to have basic blacksmithing…

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