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WKS112: Intro to Blacksmithing

In this class, learn the starting skills of traditional blacksmithing. We will learn to build and maintain a charcoal fire to forging temperatures of up to 2,500°F. The class will cover correct hammering techniques, tongs, and the use of a cut off hardie tool and veining chisels. Learn to confidently and safely hammer hot metal into functional and decorative objects, starting with a leaf bottle opener. Come ready to work up a sweat and get your hands dirty.

Project: Leaf Bottle Opener

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access: Anvil, Charcoal Forge and Blower, Hot Cut Hardie, Veining Chisel

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the forge and anvil outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety:

Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants, hearing protection, eye protection

Advisable: Leather jacket, leather pants, leather boots, leather apron



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Intro to Blacksmithing Friday, 9/18/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro to Blacksmithing Friday, 9/25/15 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS121: Make A Messenger Bag

Learn basic bag making techniques and sew a custom messenger bag. Get experience laying out and cutting a pattern, making straps, attaching a pocket, lining, and hardware. Begin on the domestic sewing machines and then use the industrial sewing machines to put the bag together. Carry your gear home in a messenger bag of your own making after taking this workshop.

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make A Messenger Bag Tuesday, 9/15/15 5:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.