Date: December 16, 2023

Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Location: Adam’s Forge

Instructor: Gary Standke

Why recycle when you can upcycle?  In this workshop, Adam’s Forge instructor Gary Standke will teach you how to turn a humble hammer into a fully functional axe.

Starting with a 16 oz ball pein hammer, the ball end will be forged into a hammer and the other into an axe. You’ll learn how to heat treat and temper the steel and sharpen the edge.  Finally, you’ll reuse the handles which were on the hammers and fit them in the axe. Not only will you have a unique tool to bring home, but you’ll have learned a valuable skill that will enable you to modify inexpensive common tools into customized specialty tools.

Gary will have some 24oz hammers for those who want to make something larger.  But be forewarned; it’s a lot more metal to move!

This class runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm with an hour meal break.

Prerequisite: Any Discovery class, plus 2 or 3 project classes.  This class will require some stamina and determination, as you’ll be forging tool steel.

Please note: All workshops are released for member-only early registration for one week before they’re available for general registration.  If you’re unable to add this class to your cart, you can wait for general release or join our membership program at any time!