Hammer Strike Engraving for the Blacksmith

with

Jay Close

Class runs: August 3-7

Tuition: $575

Material fee: $40

Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up

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Engraving is one specialty technique that can be added to our arsenal, but it is a technique with a bit of mystique.

     This four day class gets past the mystery and unlocks the basics of hand engraving for the blacksmith.  This class will not make an engraver of   you but you will learn the basics of tool design and sharpening, methods of work-holding, layout and design. The emphasis is on traditional hand and hammer powered tools. We will forge and heat treat engraving chisels and sharpen them to achieve desired results. We will also set up and sharpen chisels and palm tools using graver blanks and wooden handles.

Cutting will be done on practice plates or coupons, but if you have a completed item you would like to enhance with basic engraving, bring it along. You may want to collect and bring personal tools  and a guideline list will be provided nearer to the start of the  class.

 

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