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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



3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Intro to Blacksmithing Saturday, 7/11/15 10:30 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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 Tuesday, 7/14/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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, 7/24/15 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
WKS117: Blacksmithing Lab

Welcome to TechShop Labs! Labs are open forum environments, similar to an open studio. Each class is student-driven and entirely unique. Students are encouraged to bring project planning ideas, new techniques, and questions from every skill level.

So you have taken the Intro to Blacksmithing workshop and are interested in pursuing a personal project? Here is your chance to ask more questions, see demonstrations of advanced techniques, and discuss your project ideas. Advanced blacksmithing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed by our instructor. Bring in your wildest ideas, designs, work holding questions and potential material options for your projects. Discuss these topics with the instructor and fellow lab participants.

Labs are similar to studio time. It is recommended participants bring any sketches or photos that will help the instructor better understand their projects and questions.

Due to the unique attention given to each topic in this class, Labs regularly vary in content. Students may take this lab as many times as they like.

Suggested Prerequisite: Intro to Blacksmithing

1 session currently scheduled:
    Blacksmithing Lab Sunday, 7/19/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.