Making Slip Joint Folders with Common Tools

Russ Dodd's Workshop

 It will start with a discussion on the mechanics of how slip joints lock in the closed and open positions, how to build a filing and an assembly jig, and then followed by how to build a single blade folder. There will be knife pattern hand outs, and step by step instructions to take home. […]

Annual IKA Picnic

It will be time for our annual picnic and pure social gathering. This is just one month before the return of our knife show in August and so the show committee will share details and be recruiting volunteers. Again, please plan on bringing and discussing your latest cutlery creations and acquisitions. This will be a […]

Folder Making Class – Montana

Robert Martin's Shop Stevensville, Montana, United States

Robert Martin is hosting a Folder making class at his shop in Stevensville, Montana on November 13th, 2021. Russ Dodd will be teaching the class on how to make a folder with simple tools such as a drill press. For additional information please reach out to Robert on FaceBook or at

Techniques of Engraving and Inlaying Metal

Russ Dodd's Workshop

Dave Alderson, a world renowned engraver and silversmith from Twin Falls will demonstrate the techniques of engraving and inlaying metal. IKA Members, please check your email for additional information.

IKA Grinding Class

Russ Dodd's Workshop

IKA member, Mike Bradshaw is a professional knife grinder with years of experience at Chris Reeve Knives. He will share his insights and skills at mastering a 2x72 grinder and knife steel. Join us at 10 am on Saturday at Russ Dodd’s shop.