Toolmaking for the Blacksmith
May 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$130 – $145
In this workshop students should hope to begin their journey into metallurgy and toolmaking. We will first begin practicing forging tool forms from mild steel. Once students have mastered forming straight and square tapers, we will move onto tool steel. Before working with the recycled airplane axle, we will delve into a discussion of heat treating and other metallurgical principals of not only the material we are working with but various other tool steels as well. As students begin to grasp these techniques we will move on from simple center punches to other hand tools such as chisels, punches, and drifts. Following the completion of the course, students will be able to confidently move forward into other tool-making projects both at home and in other courses in the future.
Students should bring safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and wear all natural fiber clothes and leather shoes. Students may bring personal tools if they wish to. Students should also bring a lunch, drinks, etc., as desired.
$130 members / $145 nonmembers
$10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the time of the workshop