In this one day taster course students will spend a day in a fully equipped working forge learning all the basic blacksmithing techniques.
The course covers
Health and safety procedures
Forge tools, equipment and how to light and use the forge.
The fundamentals of metallurgy,
Work of steel at different temperatures
How to judge the heat of the metal by its colour.
Anvil and swage block tapering, scrolling and twisting.
You'll be set project for the day which will enable you to immerse yourself all the basic techniques giving you a satisfying take home piece of forged metalwork.
This is an enjoyable but physical demanding day in the forge, so students need to be in reasonable physical health.