Forged Filing Vise
Class runs: August 6-9
Material fee: $50
Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up
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Any smith who does a lot of filing understands that a conventional vise doesn't always hold the work the way they need it to. Filing vises allow the work to be held at the offset angles needed for those awkward filing (and even riveting) applications. This class will teach you how to make your own filing vise. Aside from basic forging techniques, the class will involve forge welding, heat treating, and hand finishing.
Derek started blacksmithing in 2001 as an apprentice blacksmith to Rob Lyon at Old Sturbridge Village. He specializes in making tools and hardware of the late-18th and early-19th centuries using traditional forging techniques and materials. From 2011 to 2017, he operated Resurrection Iron Works out of Millbury, MA. He is currently the Coordinator of Historic Trades and senior blacksmith at Old Sturbridge Village.
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