The New England School of Metalwork is a full 501C 3 non-profit educational facility devoted to the promotion and strengthening of metalworking skills. It is located in beautiful Auburn, Maine, near the coast. The concept of the school was developed by Maine Oxy and Dereck Glaser, a local artisan metalsmith. After several years of individuals inquiring about ornamental and artistic metal working instruction the decision was made to build the school. They set to the task of designing and planning an metalworking studio/lab with forging, blacksmithing, metal sculpture and welding technologies as the main source of inspiration.
The bladesmithing studio at the New England School of Metalwork has been designed to integrate both traditional and contemporary tooling. With full quantities of tools and equipment to accommodate up to seven students, each of the four large coal forges and three gas forges are established as their own forging stations. Only a few steps away in any direction you will find two treadle hammers and two pneumatic power hammers, post vises, belt grinders and racks of hand tools. Their ever growing assortment of traditional hand and power tools provide the student with the tooling required for many processes.
Contact Dereck Glaser, Metalsmithing Program Director, for more information at (207)777-3375 or Email Dereck
ABS Damascus Knife Making with Kevin Cashen - $575.00 (FULL)
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing with Tim Potier - $1,000 (FULL)
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing with Greg Neely - $1,000
ABS New England Knife Symposium
See ABS Cordinator Mace Vitale for details - $65
ABS Handles and Guards with Jim Crowell, MS - $650
ABS Quillon Dagger with Kevin Cashen, MS - $700
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing with Mike Williams, MS - $1,000
Master Smith Kevin Cashen is the ABS School Liason for NESM and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org