This is a 6-week course, 1 day per week (Monday) designed for those who have an interest in blacksmithing and want to do a beginners level course learning new skills and be able to make simple items to take home such as a fire poker, candle holder or hanging basket bracket.
What are the entry requirements?
None – just an interest in blacksmithing.
How long is the course?
6 weeks - 1 day per week
What will the course involve?
The course will be very practical, based in the forges here at Myerscough College students will learn:
· Fire management
· Correct use of tools
· Basic forge work techniques
· H&S in a forge environment
· Possible use of a power hammer
What equipment will I need?
Everything in terms of equipment will be provided, students must bring steel toe-cap boots and eye protectors – safety glasses, sports tape, gloves, plasters in case of blisters. Please be aware this is a highly physical and hot environment, students are advised to bring a refillable water bottle with them.
What can I expect to learn from this course?
Forge work techniques using mild steel such as:
· Drawing out
· Setting down
What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?