- Steam Traction Engine Operation
- Buggy Seat Upholstery
- Victorian Sculptural Beading
This course is designed for people with mechanical knowledge and handyman skills who are interested in learning to operate and maintain steam traction engines.
introductory blacksmith course is offered in a weekend format during the
winter season. It is held at the WDM Curatorial Centre in Saskatoon. Basic
forging techniques are taught, including flattening, squaring, splitting,
bending and welding.
Early graduates of the course formed the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Western Canadian Blacksmiths Guild.
Blacksmithing - Advanced
Advanced Blacksmithing Courses are not hands-on courses. Participants have the opportunity to watch and learn from master smiths.
This is not a beginner course and is restricted to graduates from the WDM Introduction to Blacksmithing course and those who have equivalent blacksmithing experience.
Offered annually in January at the WDM Curatorial Centre in Saskatoon, this one-week wheelwright course teaches the basics of repairing and rebuilding wooden wheels. The class is taught by two wheelwrights, Roy Musgrove of Saskatoon, and Doran Degenstein of Lethbridge, Alberta. It has attracted participants from across Canada, including other museum employees and horse-owners interested in restoring heritage horse-drawn equipment.
The Buggy Seat Upholstery course is offered for three days each January
following the Introduction to Wheelwrighting course.
The course teaches all aspects of buggy seat re-construction, padding and upholstering. Tufted upholstery will be the style taught. The class deals only with foam rubber padding, not springs.