Here is the link to photos and videos from the workshop. (11/12/16)
Learn about the Science and Art of Blacksmithing!
Also – tell your fellow Chemistry / Shop / Technology teachers – they may be interested in attending.
Sat. November 12, 2016 at the Trenton Blacksmith Shop
9:00-9:30 am Registration / Coffee
9:30 - ~12:00 noon Workshop
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blacksmith-workshop-tickets-28507100505https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blacksmith-workshop-tickets-28507100505
This is a great opportunity to learn about and try out Blacksmithing. In Trenton. Yes, there’s a Blacksmith shop there.
Jon Gaffin, a science teacher in Trenton who hosted a similar workshop several years ago along with the Blacksmith, will tell you about the science in Blacksmithing, and guide you through some practice, and you will bring back a completed project to use in your classroom.
Paleophysics The Science of Blacksmithing
- · Tool making
- · Transformation of Civilization
- · Evolutionary Effects
- · Educational Payoff
- · Spectroscopy
- · Color as a general indicator of temperature
- · Color as a general indicator of hardness (tempering)
- · Materials
- · Mild Steel
- · Carbon or Tool Steel
- · Iron
- · Working with the Materials
- · Plasticity
- · The Forge -- The Anvil & Hammering
- · Working 4-D -- Creating tools
- · Hot Cutting -- Splitting
- · Hot Punching -- Using a mandrel to widen holes & loops
- · Using a bending fork -- Fire welding
- · Iron Soufflé -- To quench or not to quench?
- · Quench oil & tempering -- Twisting