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Struck Tools Workshop 2019

March 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Instructor: Jim Scott
Class size: 8 max, 5 minimumJPG image struck tools

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 (no 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 Suitable tongs if you have them. A variety of Guild hammers are 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. We forge in the morning and heat treat and final grind in the afternoon.
If you are short on physical strength, 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 February meeting and ask those who have participated in 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 sixteenth 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.
Questions? Contact Herb: herb@phyque.com      507 663 0569        507 649 1611 (cell)
To register for this workshop simply forward your interest, a check for $70 written to The Guild of Metalsmiths, and complete contact information to:
Herb Fick
519 East Eighth Street
Northfield, MN 55057-2508
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.


March 23, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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MN School of Horseshoeing
6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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Herb Fick
507 663 0569