Tinsmith's & Coppersmith's 
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Promoting Historical Tinsmithing and Coppersmithing









Tinsmithing Classes - Updated 11/20/2017


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

To become a Member of this site allowing you access to all areas, please Register in the Forum.


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)

Instructors - Bill McMillen
                       Annie Wickersty

Email Bill for more Information or to sign up.
Email: Bill McMillen
(Click on the link below to visit the Site)

Eastfield Village Web site


Tiller's International

Scotts. MI ( Near Kalamazoo)


Instructor: Mike Runyon


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

Harry Kruppenbach
Clinton Pitts, Jr.

John C. Campbell Folk School Web Site


Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, MD
Instructor - Jeff Leister



Coppersmith Class
March 22nd - 24th., 2018

Defiance, Ohio
Instructor: Steve Okuley
Defiance, Ohio
Details, How to Register - PDF Flyer

Beginning Tinsmithing Class
Instructor: Dennis Kutch
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


Tunnel Mill
4505 Highway 63 North
Rochester, MN
Tunnel Mill
Conner Prairie
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038
Ozark Folk Center
Instructor - Robert Stone

Ozark Folk Center Web Site

Tinsmithing Classes

Waynesboro, PA

Instructor - Bob North

Call 717-762-5406 for more information