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Blacksmithing - Axe Making

Course Code: ARTS2609

This course involves the use of hot forges and metal. You must be prepared to work both independently and in groups with a high level of concentration and physical exertion.
Learn how to use a blacksmith's fire, hammer and anvil to forge a small axe that can be used for competitive throwing, as a carpenter's axe, or for camping. Axes will be "punch eye" forged out of one solid piece of high carbon steel. Proper sledgehammer striking techniques, basic metallurgy, and how to heat-treat steel to make it harder will all be covered. Hammering will often be done in teams, with each person making their own axe. No previous blacksmithing experience is required. Axe handles will be available for purchase on the first day of class.
A $25 material fee payable to the instructor will be needed on your first day of class

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Section: 41

32.5 hours

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