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Making Your Own Thread
Recapitulating Mechanical Ontology

We'll be hand-carving a tap
to make a die
to make a tap
to make a die
to make a tap
By which step the tap and die should be usable for making functional items like nuts and bolts, clamps, hand-vises...

There will be lots of filing and heat-treating.
And a bit of hammering. These things will need handles.

Note: the threads we make will be utterly personal. Non-standard in nearly every way.

It is currently unclear whether we will continue on and make a c-clamp with our new taps and dies.

Gift Certificates for Making Your Own Thread are available.

Length unknown at this time    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: also unknown at this time per student
Maximum 4 students, one per forge


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

Rudiments II or Nothing but Knives

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
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