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Learn the skills to make your own basic hand tools. Finish the day with a hot and cold chisel; center and hole punch. 

Basic Tool Making Workshop

  • This workshop can accomadate one or two participants. The day is $320 for a single indivdual or $420 for two people, so bring a friend! 

    Please book via phone (048829971). Please don't send funds via this website.

    Participants will learn to make basic functional tooling. At the completion of the day participants will walk away with 4-5 completed tools. Morning session is theory and forging. After lunch is forging and heat treating. Materials and written notes supplied. Participants would need to supply protective eye wear, hearing protection, cotton clothes and closed leather boots, gloves, hydration lunch and an easy going attitude.

    Topics covered.

    • Safety (20min)

    • Basic metallurgy (15 min)

    • Assessment and testing of suitability for use of Mystery metal (30min)

    • Fire management (10min)

    • Hammer and tong technique, posture and conservation of energy (10min)

    • Basic Physics (10min)

      Practice (remainder of time- expectation of around 4-5 hours)

      • Drawing out

      • Tapering

      • Planishing

    • Quench hardening

    • Old school rough and ready, basic tempering.

    • Sharpening

    • Metal finish and preservation

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