We'll be making a small (~1/2" x 1/2" x 5") billet or two of pattern-welded steel, what many call "Damascus Steel".
We will work with readily available steels (mild, strapping, hacksaw, transformer, bandsaw, bedrail...) to create a billet of layered steel that can be used to make any number of ornamental items (cufflinks and studs, door handles, buckles, forks, spoons... maybe the side plates on a San Mai Knife perhaps? Just... sayin'.)
We'll discuss various ways of affecting the pattern... twisting, drilling, grinding, folding, cutting... then choose one to try.
The expected 'product' of this class is... a chunk of metal. With which something cool may be done.
Note: We'll be spattering molten borax around the room, dress appropriately.
9 hours in 3 three hour meetings dates×
Instructor: Carl West
Maximum 4 students, one per forge
Gift Certificates for A DIY Off-the-Grid Guerilla Patternwelded Billet are available.
Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient.), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.
February 2, 9, 23
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose. So far, 1 student has applied to be in this A DIY Off-the-Grid Guerilla Patternwelded Billet. ---------------
Dates and Times:
(No class on February 16)
Saturday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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February 2, 9, 23
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.
So far, 1 student has applied to be in this A DIY Off-the-Grid Guerilla Patternwelded Billet.
A DIY Off-the-Grid Guerilla Patternwelded Billet
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