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Promoting Historical Tin and Coppersmithing




Tinsmithing Classes


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.  

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.

Our Next Convergence
June 20th - 22nd, 2014


Eastfield Village (NY)
Tinsmithing 1 (Beginner)
August 4th - 8th, 2014

Tinsmithing 2 (Advanced)
August 25th - 29th, 2014

Instructor - Bill McMillen
(Click on the link above to visit the Site)

Eastfield Village Web site

Sauder Village

Pattern Making Class for Tinsmithing

Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
(1 hour break for lunch)
Instructor: Michael Runyon
Skill level: all skill levels welcome
Class fee: $120.00 /$108.00 Member
Supply fee: $5.00 payable with registration.

For more Information: Sauder Village


John C. Campbell Folk School

Harry Kruppenbach
Clinton Pitts, Jr.
Sunday, March 2 - Saturday, Mar 8, 2014

Tinsmithing: Cookie Cutters for All Occasions
Fred Brandes
Friday, August 1 - Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Harry Kruppenbach
Clinton Pitts, Jr.
Sunday, November 16 - Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

John C. Campbell Folk School Web Site

Ozark Folk Center
Instructor - Robert Stone
Ozark Fold Center Web Site

Tunnel Mill
4505 Highway 63 North
Rochester, MN
Tunnel Mill

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Landis Valley Summer Institute
For More Information:
Conner Prairie
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038