Intro to Folding Knives

Art - Class/Workshop

Tuesdays, January 8, 2013 - February 12, 2013
6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
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Tuition and Fees:
Student Fee: $199.00
Materials Fee: $35.00 (Required)

This course will introduce the basic techniques for hand forging knives and fine-edged tools. A variety of construction methods and finishing techniques will be presented to produce a quality hand-crafted tool or knife. During the first half of the course emphasis will be placed on selecting metals and designing a functional blade. Demonstrations will include forging, shaping, grinding and polishing. Various heat treatments and tempering of steel will be used and discussed. The second half of this course will focus on all the detailed information related to blade handles and guards. Demonstrations will include both full-tang and narrow tang styles, guards, butt caps, decorative file work and spiral dagger handles to finish blades. Materials not included but will be available for purchase the first day of class. Limited to 8 students

Public Woo Card: 200
College Woo Card: 200

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult

Phone: 508-753-8183

Last Modified: October 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM

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