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Tinsmithing Classes - Updated 02/22/2018


Welcome to the Tin Tinkers Group  

This site is dedicated to the promotion and exchange of information related to the trade of Historical Tin and Coppersmithing from the Early American Colonial Period to present day techniques.

The purpose of this site is to share ideas, tips and tricks, techniques and history of the trade and the goods that were made. We invite everyone who has an interest in this trade to actively participate.  

About This Site

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We hold a weekly chat on Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 PM CST. To participate in the chat, you need to register in the Chat Area before being allowed into the Chat Room. Your registration from the Forum does not carry over.


What is the Tin & Coppersmith Convergence?

It is the 'converging' or 'coming together' of Coppersmiths, Tinkers, and Tinsmiths from every walk of life and skill level, to share their knowledge and expertise in the Historical trades of related metal working.


Eastfield Village
Nassau, NY (Near Albany)

Tin I - Beginning Tinsmithing
  August 13th - 17th (5 Day Class)

Instructors - Bill McMillen

Tin II - Advanced Tinsmithing
August 20th - 24th (5 Day Class)
Instructors - Bill McMillen
                   Steve Delisle

Tin III - 18th and 19th Century Tinsmithing

August 20th - 24th (5 Day Class)

Instructors - Bill McMillen

                  Steve Delisle

Email Bill for more Information. Email: Bill McMillen

Registration Form available on the Eastfield Village Web site at the end of February.
(Click on the link below to visit the Site)

Eastfield Village Web site

Tiller's International

Scotts. MI ( Near Kalamazoo)


Basic Coppersmithing
March 3rd. - March 4th. (2 day Class)
Instructor - Doc Schertz 

Basic Tinsmithing

March 30th. - March 31st. (2 Day Class)

Instructor - Mike Runyon


Tinsmithing - Pattern Layout

July 6th - July 7th. (2 Day Class)

Instructor - Mike Runyon


Tinsmithing  - Tea & Coffee Pots
September 28th - 29th (2 Days)

Instructor: Mike Runyon


Ozark Folk Center

Basic Tinsmithing
March 14th - 16th
Instructor - Robert Stone

Ozark Folk Center Web Site

Coppersmith Class
March 22nd - 24th., 2018 (3 Day Class)
Defiance, Ohio
Instructor: Steve Okuley
Defiance, Ohio
Details, How to Register - PDF Flyer

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC (Southwest NC)

Today's Tinsmithing
May 20th - May 26th
Instructor - Michael Houser

Tinsmithing - Shaker Week
Nov. 4th - Nov. 10th
Instructor - Michael Houser

Copper Techniques
Nov. 11th - Nov. 16th
Instructors - Robert & Craig Triplett

John C. Campbell Folk School Web Site

Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Ripley WV.
July 23rd. - 27th. (5 Day Class)
Oct. 21st. - 27th (7 Day Class)
Contact Melissa Litton  at Mlitton@wvda.us or 304-372-7860 ext. 408.
Tunnel Mill
4505 Highway 63 North
Rochester, MN
Tunnel Mill

Beginning Tinsmithing Class
August 13th - 15th
Instructor: Dennis Kutch

More Info & Registration Form
Newberry, Indiana
Email: dkl.tinker@gmail.com

Sauder Village (northwest Ohio)

For more Information: Sauder Village

Landis Valley Summer Institute

For More Information:

Deutsch Country Days - Living History Museum
18055 State HWY O
Marthasville, MO 63357


  Conner Prairie
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038
Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, MD
Instructor - Jeff Leister