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Hammer Rack Class 2023-Day 2 of 2

October 29, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 Instructors: Jesse Gavin, Dave Gavin, others

Class size: Max 8, Min 4

Are you tired of bending over to pick up that dropped tool or hammer? Yes? Then this is the class for you. We will be leading a class to make a hammer rack with a table top where you can place all of those things that seem to always end up on the floor.

This is a project class to be taken after the Intermediate Joinery 1 class. The successful student will slot punch and drift ~13 holes to pass ½” square stock through and assemble a hammer rack with a table top. The table is one foot by two feet. Other sizes can be arranged if planned ahead of time. IF you want the table to be the same height as your anvil – please bring that height.

The slot punching will be done in a different way from what was taught in the Joinery class – we will use a treadle hammer. Some old favorites from the beginners class will be revisited:  twisting and riveting.

Class Champion: Jesse Gavin
jagavin6273@hotmail.com 715-808-5891

Tools and Equipment or other items participants are to bring to the class: Favorite hammers, tongs for ½” square stock, hand files, 3/8” tenoning tool (if desired), Oxy-propane torch – (there will be quite a bit of torch work), treadle hammer if you have one that can travel.

Lunch Arrangements: Eat out or bring your own. We do order out from Willy McCoys.

To register for this class: Send a check for $225 written to The Guild of Metalsmiths, along with your contact info, to:

Jesse Gavin
N8214 330th Street
Spring Valley WI  54767

Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark, and each person will be notified individually.


October 29, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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