In this one day class students will make a blacksmith's forging hammer starting with a block of medium carbon steel and will go home with a finished tool ready to use. The class will cover tool design, hot punching, drifting, forging, grinding and basic heat treating as pertaining to handled striking tools. There will be a range of choices for finished head weights from 1.5 lb to 3 lb and also a choice of hammer types: cross peens, straight peens, diagonal peens, rounding hammers, and even cutler's hammers. Students will work in three person groups with an emphasis on using a sledge for striking at the anvil. Must be 18 years or older. Experience level-Qualified beginner with some forging experience. Students should bring their favorite hand hammer if they have one.
Tuition $115. Member Tuition $105. Materials Fee $40.
NOTE: THIS IS A PREREQUISITE CLASS FOR THE HAND FORGED STRIKING HAMMER CLASS! Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.