Workshop concept: the smithy is both the maker and the place of the making. Useful tools from the "smithy" can range from hammers and chisels for work to corkscrews and straining spoons for home life. The rough and ready to the finely finished. With this in mind we offer an opportunity for the beginner to advanced student to design and build tools for their needs whether making tools for their own workshop or as family gifts. Our goal is to allow students to step out on their own course of interest while utilizing diverse work experiences. Group inclusion in design discussion will be encouraged and the wide range of potential techniques needed should provide for interesting forge demonstrations. For this workshop work tools will be constructed using mild steel and hardened using super quench. Students should come with a list/drawings of desired projects as this class is designed to be individualized for specific challenges and interests. If alloy steel is required, students must provide their own material along with heating specifications.
Tuition $460. Member Tuition $420. Materials Fee $50.
NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.