Basic Blacksmithing - Hatchet
Learn to blacksmith by making a camping hatchet. Students will be guided in using flat iron, 2 ½” x ½,” for the axe head then forge welding that to 01 tool steel for the hatchet cutting edge. After welding and shaping, the sides will be ground, the edge tapered, the tool heat treated and tempered. The final step is sharping the edge.
Bring a bag lunch & closed lid bottle of water. Wear closed toe shoes, long pants and sleeves, cotton clothing only (no synthetics-even shoes). Leather aprons are best but optional. This class will be held indoors.
* No refunds, materials included.
** Maximum 8 students (age 12-16 may need to be accompanied by adult)
*** Registration required: www.ironrangemakerspace.com
**** $160 per person ($140 for IRM members)
***** Jerry Rengo, instructor, assisted by Bob Johnson
April 24, Saturday, 11:30 am to 7:00 pm