Defence Families' Blacksmithing

This is a one-day basic course designed to bring people family members together to work on a project. The projects are designed to be something that a the family will go on to use together. It is suitable for children aged 12-16 years and adults.

The course covers:

  • Workshop safety
  • Using a gas forge
  • How metal behaves under heat and pressure
  • Using hammers and tongs to move and hold metal
  • Forming metal using forging processes, including:
    • Forging a point
    • Flattening metal
    • Bending and twisting metal into shapes
    • Hardening and softening metal
    • Making different textures on the surface of the metal

At the end of the course, each pair of participants will have produced their choice of either:

A set of hand-forged family steak knives - Traditional 19th century pattern - Four knives in total - Designed to last for 2-3 generations

OR

A cooking set for cooking over a campfire, including: - Fire poker - Cooking Fork - Cooking Tongs - Camp Fire Tripod - Hooks to hold pots from the tripod over the fire

Details

Start Time 9:00 am
Tue 04-10-2022
Finish Time 5:00 am
Tue 04-10-2022
Capacity 6
Registered 6
Available 0
Price Scholarship
Location Cuppacumbalong

Venue Information - Cuppacumbalong

Cuppacumbalong Homestead is located at 21 Naas Road in Tharwa ACT. Park onsite at bottom of the driveway. Fridge and microwave available for storing and reheating lunches.

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