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Fundamentals of Blacksmithing - TRAD 9015

Learn the fundamentals of hot forging steel. In this introductory course students will discover how steel becomes plastic with the application of heat and how the form of steel bar can be changed using heat and hammer. By the end of this course each student will know how to produce simple forged items commonly found in the house or garden. The farrier shop, at KPU Tech, has individual forging stations with adjustable anvil stands to suit any student. The majority of course time will be spent working in the shop at the forge. Students do not need to have had any previous experience working hot metal, must come dressed in non-flammable clothing (cotton), wearing steel toe safety boots and safety glasses. Cotton cap, heavy cotton apron or leather apron and leather gloves also recommended. Preferably, the students will bring a hand hammer that they are comfortable with, with unfinished, smooth wooden handle, no plastic or metal handles.

Instructor: Roy Reinmuth
One day workshop 8:15am - 4pm 
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Cloverdale Tech campus, Farrier Barn Room 1901
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Cost: $249 + GST  

 

 

Intermediate  Blacksmithing- TRAD 9016

This project based course will lead the student through the steps of producing an architectural item using a number of different forging processes. Students will come with some previous forging experience. A variety of fastening methods will be demonstrated and may be used to complete your individual project. Students will supply their own hand tools, safety glasses, steel toe boots and apron. Hearing protection is recommended. Non-flammable clothing must be worn.

Instructor: Roy Reinmuth
One day workshop 8:15am - 4pm 

TBA
Cloverdale Tech campus, Farrier Barn Room 1901

Cost: $259 (+GST)  

 

Email us your interest and we will be sure to notify you when the workshops have been scheduled, cps@kpu.ca