About the Course
On this advanced course you will learn a number of special techniques used to make some of the traditional scrolls used in architectural ironwork.
The scrolls you will learn to make are more three-dimensional than the scroll made on the Beginner’s Course. They are seldom used in modern work because they require much more time and effort to produce and are rarely taught to students. Knowing how to make these scrolls will help you to achieve the more authentic elegance of traditional 18th century work by using methods more faithful to the original techniques.
The course is aimed at students wishing to broaden their experience of traditional blacksmithing techniques which are rarely used today.
You will also learn how to carry out the fire welding found in traditional architectural metalwork. A faggot weld is a join where two adjacent pieces are formed into a single piece. The two pieces need to diverge in a constant way at differing radii. This is achieved by using special tools which you will learn to use.
A butt weld is used to join two ends coming from different directions. It can also be used to join a single end to a faggot weld. After welding, the curves of the scrolls are set and you will learn how to do this properly using more special tools.
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What's included in the price?
The cost of the Special Scrolls course is £300 (£290 if paid in advance). This includes lunch on each of the three days.
The courses take place from 9.00am to 4.30pm from Friday to Sunday. The course is intended for people who have already taken our Beginner’s Course or who already have some previous experience of blacksmithing. Each course can accommodate up to eight people.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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