Hammer Making and Striking
This class will cover all the steps involved in making a 2.5lb-rounding hammer. With a piece of 1045 grade steel, students will punch and drift the hole, and forge the cheeks and fuller around the face and peen. The majority of the work will be done with sledge- hammers and strikers; focus will be placed on proper striking technique. After the hammer is forged, all heat-treating steps will be covered, including hardening, tempering, and finishing (polishing the faces). This class is for intermediate blacksmiths.
*Or to register by mail: Send deposit with the name of the workshop and your contact information--name, address, phone number and email address to: Center for Metal Arts, PO Box 30, Chester, NY 10918
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