Benchtop and Layout Tools

with

Dereck Glaser

Class runs: September 16-19  **Date change from catalog**

Tuition: $525

Material fee: $40

Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up, some forge welding needed

CLICK TO ENROLL NOW

           Just as you need all the right tools in the right places when you are forging;…….. same goes for the workbench or layout table. For good work to happen efficiently at the forge; one must prepare the material properly. What is needed ??, small squares, dividers, calipers, center punch, bench hammer, scribe and patience. A seasoned beginner level student will understand and move through various forging processes such as punching and drifting, forge welding, tapering, file work and the heat treatment of simple carbons steel. 

          Students with the right skill level will find this an enjoyable tool course on a smaller scale…….. but with higher levels of accuracy and precision. This collection of tools will suit all and multiples of some are never wrong in the active shop.

        

bnchtptls

 

Some stills from Lee’s class. #leesauder #ironsmelting #somethingfromnothingSo not only did we make 4 blooms of iron, Lee guided us through remelting all the bits that fell off the blooms in forging and carburizing it in this smaller furnace. We were able to make some beautiful high carbon material! #homemadesteel #makesometoolsLee Sauder is amazing asset to our community and it was a pleasure to have him back for another smelting workshop. This is the climax, when a big beautiful bloom of Iron gets brought into the world! #bloomerysmelting #oretoiron #nothingtosomethingRED hammer faces, means one thing, it’s Smelting Week at NESM.  Busting up ore and making clay, the foundations of a successful smelt. Thank you Lee Sauder !!ya#newenglandschoolofmetalwork #acienttechnology #ironsmelting #gettingdirtyAwesome Gladius class from @samsalvati_bs! These things are scary sharp! Great job fellas! #handforged #gladius #bladesmith #blacksmithAvailable workshops! Enroll at www.newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com #craft #art #handmade #educationGreat 2 week workshop with @steveculverknives and Christoph Deringer! Both makers are so different and have so much to offer the students really got a treat! #americanbladesmithsociety #journeytojs #forgedDerek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village really taught a wonderful class last week on a filing Vise. He’s a shining star in the world of traditional work right now. #colonialaf #handwork #forgeandfiledDerek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village is up this week teaching a very cool filing vise workshop. You can see the nearly completed vise in the foreground. Here he is tempering a return spring using an old school cool method. #colonial #oldschoolcool #toolstomaketools