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Blacksmithing Class: Making a Damascus Steel blank
July 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - July 16, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
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This is a Two Day Class
Damascus, Forge Welding Dissimilar Steels (high work level)
Details: For centuries different methods were utilized to produce metal that was both hard and flexible. Pattern welded steel was the solution that met those requirements. It was the alternating layers of hard and soft steels that produced superior steel in a time before refinement was widely practiced. Students in this class will utilize their skills to produce their own piece of the pattern welded steel known as Damascus. This class will introduce students to the process of forge welding, acid etching, and several techniques to obtain different patterns within the steel. It is suggested that a previous courses should be taken prior to this one as the techniques are strenuous and require a lot of stamina. However if you are up to the challenge, you are more than welcome to begin at this level.
Task involved – (layering steels, cleaning, filing, drilling, cutting, twisting, brushing, folding, forge welding, fluxing, hammering, sanding, acid etching)
Though no previous knowledge is necessarily required, this is a more advanced class designed to challenge student’s hand-eye coordination and sculpting. “Forging Nails” and other beginners / intermediate classes offered at RMM are recommended prior to taking this advanced class
About the Instructor
: Classes taught by
Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge
: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines
What to wear:
At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has
to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.