This one day workshop further develops skills in forging blades. The emphasis is on improving skills through practice. Each participant will have an opportunity to forge a number of blades of differing sizes and shapes. Typically each participant will make 6 - 10 blades during the course, depending on individual skill and speed. We will look at forging full and partial tangs, distal tapers, clip and dop points and recurved blades. We will also learn how to make forged handles.
Practice, practice, practice is what improves forging. Getting that tool memory onto your muscles, so the hammer goes where you want is through practice. While your first forged blade may take an hour at the beginning of the day, you'll be able to make them in 10 minutes by the end of the day (assuming your arms hold out!).
Course runs from 9am until 4pmCost - $500 (incl GST)
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo disk.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear
Booking in advance is essential