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Hammer Class: Making a blacksmithing hammer 2023

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

jpg file hammer with anvil

Hammer with anvil

Instructors: Derrick Phillips and others
Class size: Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 4
Class Description: This class will teach you the skills you need to make a hammer. With this knowledge you will then be able to expand your tool chest with other handles tools. All handled tools such as top fullers, punches and flatters start with this same process. We will begin with a piece of tool steel, punch the eye, shape both striking ends, heat treat and add the handle. You will go home with your own hammer. There will be an assortment of weights to choose from so you can make a hammer to fit your size and needs. This is an intermediate skill level class.
Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the class: Bring your favorite hammers; one for striking hot metal and one for striking punches and drifts. A tongs for holding 1-1/2″ stock if you have that size
Safety Equipment: the usual for forging with coal: safety glasses, hearing protection, respirator or dust mask for grinding, clothing of natural fiber with no cuffs or fraying, and leather boots or shoes.
Lunch Arrangements: Bring your own lunch or eat at one of the local establishments. We will take an hour break around noon.
To register for this class:
Send a check for $75 written out to The Guild of Metalsmiths, including your contact info to:
Derrick Phillips
2461 Como Ave
St. Paul MN 55108
Contact Derrick with questions. derrickphillipsa3o3@gmail.com (3 o 3, as in the letter not zero)
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.


May 6
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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