Jun 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024(9am - 5pm)

Blacksmithing: Hatchet Making

Taught by: Garry Kalajian

Workshop Fee: $300.00

In this workshop students will be guided in making a hatchet using traditional processes:  first shaping the head from a heavy flat strip of soft iron, folding it over to form the poll and eye, welding the section of the blade just beyond the eye, inserting and forge welding a piece of hardenable steel, then drawing out the blade.

Teamwork will hasten the heavy bar hammering, so plan to work with another or come with a friend.

Following the forge work we will refine the shape by filing and grinding, harden and temper it, and sharpening. If time permits students can cut, shape, and fit a handle.

Experience working in a coal forge and basic hammer technique is recommended, but all are welcome.

Materials Fee: Included in the cost of the workshop.

Special Tools or Equipment: The farm makes available to students eye and ear protection, gloves, and aprons. Comfortable closed toed shoes and street clothes are recommended. If you have forge tools you like working with you are welcome to bring them.

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