Blacksmithing: Learn the Fundamentals and Make Your Own Tool
This exciting hands-on two-day course provides participants the opportunity to understand the role of the blacksmith traditionally in making stone mason tools and the role of the blacksmith today. Participants learn the basic principles of working metal directly related to stone mason tools and basic ornamental techniques, such as upsetting, drawing out, slitting, punching and basic heating treating. The types of forges and steels and the pros and cons associated with each kind are alos covered. Participants design and make a tool(s) using a forge on site. Participants must wear steel-toed foot wear, safety glasses, leather gloves and all-natural fibre clothing such as jeans. The class size is limited to 12 participants, so register early!
All sections for this course are in progress.