This can be a one-to-one course, or two people maximum course and runs Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.
On this course you will make a two and a half pound blacksmith's rounding hammer, and a cross pein hammer
The hammer is the Smith's number one tool, used in almost every aspect of the craft. This two day course will cover hammer making techniques as you make two hammer heads and learn to handle them:
Selecting steel stock
Marking the eye
Punching and drifting the eye
Shaping the hammer faces and cheeks
Hammers will be made both by hand and with powered tools (as your arms get tired). By the end of the day you will be confident and competent enough to make you own hammers.
You will need some experience in hammering hot metal to do this class - doing the a blacksmithing course or having equivalent experience will be very helpful.
Students must be at least 16 years of age, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any minors.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course
fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be
provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and tools.
Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.
Wear old clothes and stout footwear.
A £50 deposit is required upon booking.