Oct 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Blacksmithing: Tool Making

Taught by: Garry Kalajian

Workshop Fee: $400.00

In this three-day workshop, students will learn to make the essential tools needed for a blacksmith shop, which includes tongs, punches and chisels, a forge poker, and a flux spoon. Students will begin with instruction on how to maintain a coal fire and a discussion on basic metallurgy with the application to heat treating operations such as annealing, normalizing, hardening, and tempering tool steel. Students will be provided “known alloys” to use in tool making but are welcome to bring in and experiment with scrap steel, such a coil spring or a hay rake tine. If time permits, students will be guided in making a bending fixture using machine welding and fabrication. Beginning and intermediate level smiths are welcome, and it is important to have some experience with using a coal fired forge. All workshops run from 9AM- 5PM with an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.

Overview and Supply List

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