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Introduction to Power Hammers
The advent of Pneumatic Power Hammers in the 19th century freed blacksmiths up from having a partner to do any forge work – it meant that a blacksmith could shape steel faster and with more precision. Being able to forge with a Power Hammer opens up a world of experimentation, allowing the blacksmith to create large scale works of greater complexity.
Learn how to forge like the pro’s. Whether it’s a forged iron gate, tooling, sculptures or furniture, learn how to confidently use a Power Hammer to shape and manipulate steel to make objects of beauty and permanence. Students will learn a range of techniques on two Anyang 25kg Power Hammers and get a feel for the most widely used brand of modern Power Hammers.
This class is for people who have prior experience in forging, who have either completed a class with us and feel confident in hand-forging, or who have their own Power Hammer and wish to build on their existing skills.
To use our Power Hammers in a self-directed Workshop Passport session students must complete this course.
The Introduction to Power Hammers course is sponsored by Anyang Australia.
Breaking down stock
Top and bottom tools
Power Hammer safety
Drawing Out: Parallel sections, tapers and reverse tapers
Upsetting: Increasing the diameter of a section
Dies and top and bottom tools: Multi person power-hammer work
You will get
All materials provided
Day one project: Podge Bar
Day two project: Round Back Pad
People with prior forging experience and who feel confident forging
- People who own a Power Hammer and want to improve their skills
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- A range of techniques to manipulate steel using a Power Hammer
- Power Hammer tooling
- Safe use of a Power Hammer
- Confident and
- All materials included
Please wear clothing appropriate for a workshop. This includes long pants and sleeves preferably natural fibre, solid shoes/boots.
People with prior forging experience and who feel confident forging. People who own a Power Hammer and want to improve their skills