This course will cover the fundamentals of mortise and tenon joinery for traditional iron work. Theory of tooling will be discussed, from simple small job tooling to production as well as showing the whys and wherefores based upon applications. Students will make their own tooling, learning how to heat treat simple tool's steels during this process. Also the forging of angled tenons and mortises will be taught. The forging of the angled tenon has been a process that has eluded many contemporary smiths and this simple solution will answer many questions for both newbies and advanced blacksmiths.
Tuition $460. Member Tuition $420. Materials Fee $50.
NOTE: Register for this class early. The registration deadline is June 25th. Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.