Instructor: Jim Scott
Class size: 8 max, 5 minimum
The day will include:
Prepare a punch, a slitting chisel and a drift using approximately 5/8 inch round stock. We will fabricate normal length (6 to 8 inches) hand held tools without handles. We will heat treat using oil. We will have trainers who offer all kinds of help including striking. Material used will be GM automotive coil spring stock, presumed to be 5160 alloy. Students should have completed the Beginning Blacksmithing course or have suitable background experience.
You will need: your pet forging hammer, a second hammer for striking tools, hearing and eye protection and proper clothing (Tongs if you have them). A variety of Guild hammers will be available for your trial.
This workshop is a valuable opportunity for practical hands-on training in the preparation and restoration of tools. Blacksmiths need basic comfort with techniques used when restoring and heat treating tools. We will focus on the use of color and on the use of oil to determine grain size, hardness and temper.
Let us know if you are short on physical strength and we will accommodate you with smaller stock and/or striking help. Bill the Welder© is offering to help, along with others.
For background, go to the past February meeting and ask those who have participated in the past Jim Scott classes. They are enthusiastic and often offer to help with the workshops. The Guild gave Jim a partial grant to take a tool making workshop. This is something like his fifteenth payback workshop.
I’ll bring some rolls, we will offer coffee. Lunch is brown bag or local lunch counters. Early registration really helps us plan. Background study materials will be forwarded after registration.
To register for this workshop simply forward your interest, a check for $60 made out to “Guild of Metalsmiths” and your complete contact info to:
519 East Eighth Street
Northfield, MN 55057-2508
Questions? Contact Herb: firstname.lastname@example.org 507 663 0569 507 649 1611 (cell)
Acceptance priority for this class is determined by postmark.