The Hammer is the Smith's number one tool, used in almost every aspect of the craft. This one day course will cover hammer making techniques as you make three hammer heads and learn to handle them.
You will make three hammer heads - a forging hammer, cross pien and utility hammer.
The course runs from 8am until 5pm.
This workshop covers
- Selecting steel stock
- Marking the eye
- Punching and drifting the eye
- Shaping the hammer faces and cheeks
- Heat treatment
- Handle making
Hammers will be made both by hand and with powered tools (as your arms get tired). By the end of the day you will be confident and competent to make you own hammers.
You will need some experience in hammering hot metal to do this class - doing the Introduction to Blacksmithing course or having equivalent experience will be very helpful.
Cost - $500 (incl GST)
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo USB.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear