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Intro To Bladesmithing: DIY Railroad Spike Knife (2 Day Class)

February 24 @ 12:00 PM - February 25 @ 4:30 PM

NOTE: THIS IS A 2-DAY, 2-PART CLASS. PART 1 ON SATURDAY, NOON TO ABOUT 3:30 - 4 PM.

PART 2 ON SUNDAY, NOON UNTIL YOUR KNIFE IS COMPLETE.

PART 1 (Saturday): We will be forging rail road spikes into knives. In this first class we will hammer out a knife blank from a spike to prepare for the stock removal process. Basic hammering techniques, use of a hydraulic forging press and good forging practices will be covered as well as blacksmithing terms and safe equipment operation.

PART 2 (Sunday): We will be doing stock reduction with grinders and sanders to create a finished knife then twisting and heat treating the knives before final finishing and sharpening.

Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

For ages: 18 and older

Price: $185/person (price includes both days & all materials)

Class size: 6

Details

Start:
February 24 @ 12:00 PM
End:
February 25 @ 4:30 PM
https://www.meetup.com/hammerspace-community-workshop-and-makerspace/events/298994040

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Hammerspace Community Workshop and Makerspace
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Venue

The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop
5200 E. 45th St.
Kansas City, MO US
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