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Blacksmith Workshop 11/12/16

10 Oct 2016 3:20 PM | Anonymous


Here is the link to photos and videos from the workshop.  (11/12/16)

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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.

Topics include:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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




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