As some of you know many of our member teach classes and have skills that they are willing to share.
Below is a list of the members and the classes that they offer as well as contact information.
I am now teaching classes in Austin at Creative Side Metal Works. We offer one day, weekend, and a four week duration intro to blacksmithing course. All info can be found on the sister school website at www.creativeside.org in the section titled Metal Works. Further inquiries can be made at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the classes that I instruct here are some additional classes that are offered by our sister school.
Start with 6.5 inches high carbon steel (1/8 x 1)
Forge to shape / to include tapered full tang
Profile shape by grinding on round wheel (36 & 60 grit)
Establish plunge cut by flat grinding (36 & 60 grit)
Continue full blade grinding (36 & 60 grit) then advance to 120 grit
Edge quench: heat 1/3 edge with torch to critical temp (non magnetic)
immediately immerse red hot blade into 120-149 degree quenching medium
withdraw after count of 10 and air cool
Draw desired temper with the torch tip
Continue grinding with 120, 220 respectively, then sharpen until it shave
Test cutting ability on a 2x4 by driving point into wood a pull the blade towards you to test point, and then chop 2x4 in half. Should still shave
Hand sanding, polishing, and handle application follow.
Process takes two days of 10 hours each
Classes taught on a one-on-one basis
at my forge in Bulverde, TX.
Email email@example.com for details.