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November 2020

Toolmaking

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$50

Class to cover basic techniques of hardening and tempering in a coal forge, with projects to practice those techniques. We will discuss: Basic Metallurgy of iron and its alloys Heat Treating Tool Steel Classifications Tool Design

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December 2020

Basic Tongs

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$50

Class will cover basic styles of tongs and methods to make them. We will discuss: Shapes of tongs Materials to use for tongs Methods of forging tongs Demonstration of forging basic styles of tongs, with the project to be a set of flat jaw tongs for 1/4" material.

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January 2021

Forge Welding

January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$50

Class will cover how to join metal with the use of heat and pressure. We will discuss: The fire Weld preparation Fluxes Different weld configurations Demonstration of different types forging welding with the project to be to weld some rings, and make a chain. Other types of welds can be tried also as time permits.

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February 2021

Roses

February 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$50

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…The mystery of the rose that never dies. Forge roses from steel,copper, brass, etc. How to form lifelike flowers.

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March 2021

Advanced Tongs

March 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$50

Various methods for forging tongs with tips and techniques to make reliable and functional tongs. Project: a set of bolt tongs or box jaw tongs

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April 2021

Hammers & Top Tools

April 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
McLellan Blacksmithing, 6961 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 United States
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$75

A discussion on hammer design and construction will be followed by making your own hammer. Selecting the steel, how to punch the eye, and shaping and heat treating the faces. Project: approx. 2 lbs. cross peen.

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