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Hand Forged Herb Chopper
This one-day course aims to equip students with the techniques they will need to confidently forge ahead with creative blade forming projects of their own. Starting with a section of steel and working through to a heat treated and finished herb chopper.
During this course students will gain insight to working with hardening steels and the considerations to be made in forging and heat-treating carbon steel blades.
The day starts with an introduction to the forging process of breaking down and drawing stock efficiently and forming the handle and bevels.
Then a bench grinder is used to correct the bevels before heat treating the blades to ensure the steel becomes hard wearing.
In the afternoon, hand finishing techniques are used to finalise the aesthetics of the completed work.
The quick course is designed to encompass a full toolbox of techniques to aid anyone looking to begin blade smithing as a hobby.
- Basic forging of blade and handle
- Heat treatment
- Grinding, Hand finishing & Edge sharpening
- 1 Hand forged Herb Chopper
- BYO Lunch, or it can be bought from nearby cafes. Morning tea is provided.
- A water bottle is a good idea, forging can be thirsty work.
Please wear clothing appropriate for a workshop. This includes long pants and sleeves preferably natural fibre, solid shoes/boots
Beginner blacksmiths and bladesmiths.