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"Hot Metal and Mayhem!"

An Introduction to Forging, Shaping and Manipulating Steel

This is a two day workshop offered both weekdays and weekends.

What You Will Learn

This will be a fun and spirited hands-on learning experience.  Participants will learn some basic techniques for moving hot steel and apply these skills to create several useful objects.  Topics include:

  •  Use of a propane-fired forge

  •  Fundamentals of hand-forging (using a hammer and anvil)

  •  Tapering, drawing out and "upsetting" bars

  •  Bending and curling

  •  Cutting, punching, drilling

  •  Using torches

  •  Anvil tools, jigs and fixtures

  •  Grinding, cleaning, and  finishing 

No prior experience is necessary and you don't need to be built like The Hulk like to hammer steel (though this is a physical activity).


 Who Should Attend

This workshop will appeal to anyone who thinks that getting hot, dirty and handling glowing, red-hot steel sounds like fun!.  If you are curious about the art of blacksmithing and are looking for an easy introduction, this is it.  We'll investigate a variety of techniques that can be later developed in more "serious" blacksmithing courses. 

Artists and hobbyists will find this a great way to expand your toolkit of skills.  The techniques taught can be practised in a home workshop or studio with minimal investment in equipment.

Everyone will go home with a number of projects they have made entirely on their own.


Course fee $365.00 includes all materials, supplies and HST

Dates:

March 21, 22  complete
May 16,17  complete
June 13, 14 complete

9 am to 5 pm each day

To register call  (519) 658 - 7536  or email


Terms

Maximum 4 students per session.  Minimum enrolment needed for course to run as scheduled.  Deposit of $200.00 is required to reserve your place.  Balance is due 14 days prior to the start date.  Date changes and cancellations allowed up to 14 days prior to start date.  Changes and refunds subject to a $35.00 fee.  No refunds within 14 days of start date.

 

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