Tools for the Hearth: Broom Making and the Iron Parts
Workshop Fee: $450.00
In this multi-disciplinary workshop students will divide their time between the broom shop, making a brush with Sanborn Mills Farm broom-maker Larry Antonuk, and the smithy, designing and forging the ironwork to complete a tool set: an iron handle for the broom, a shovel end and handle, and a poker. The parts will be joined by drilling and tapping holes for threaded fasteners and rivets.
If time permits students can make hooks, a rack, or a stand for the set.
Experience using a coal forge and basic metal working skill are recommended.
Materials Fee: Included in the cost of the workshop except for broom materials which is $15 paid directly to the instructor.
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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