Sun, Nov 19|
Beginning blacksmithing 16/up
Bend and twist...with fire!
Time & Location
Nov 19, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Wilton, 87 High St, Wilton, ME 04294, USA
About The Event
In this beginner class (16and up) you will learn tapering the metal to create scrolls, basic tools, and simple techniques of drawing out, forging square to round and vice-versa, metal working, points, bends and twists. Students will make decorative hooks, fire pokers and s hooks which you can finish and use at home.
The beginners basic classes are designed to give everyone the same understanding of the basics, techniques and terminology. The basic class is required before taking any of the other classes I offer, including drop in forging. This enables those from previous classes an opportunity to concentrate on more advanced techniques without having to spend time on basic concepts. We'll learn together.
What to Wear:
Eye, ear and skin protection: Leather boots, bring safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs and suitable clothing, cotton or leather. Synthetic and polyester clothing will burn and melt. There will be hot metal flakes, sparks and hot steel.
The word "smith" is said to come from the word "smite" or "to strike" as with a hammer. In modern terms this has been stretched to "make". Black refers to the color of iron and steel after it has been heated and cooled. The surface has a covering of black oxide called scale. Thus the blacksmith is one who strikes the black metal or the maker of things from the black metal.
Today we have the "Artist Blacksmith" and the "Hobby Smith". These are taken from the German where they distinguish between the type of smiths.
A couple of My favorite books
' Blacksmithing' hot techniques and striking projects Jose Antonio
'Blacksmithing projects' Percy W. Blandford
have fun exploring how the metal moves