Instructor: Gary Standke
This class runs from 9 am-3 pm, with a one-hour break for lunch.
Today we will make a ghoulish tool for the kitchen or any party. We’ll forge this from mild steel and apply a wax finish.
The project starts by drawing out the steel as you did in the Discovery Day Class. This taper will be bent around and back to create a bottle opener.
Then the fun begins as we form the skeleton. We start by using a guillotine tool (how appropriate) to form the neck and waist. Then we work on the face and chest. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to make it your own.
Once formed, a wax finish is applied to protect the steel from kitchen abuse.
Much fun to be had by all and you will have a tool that you’ll definitely want to make again and again, as gifts for all your friends.
Skills learned: Tapers, bending over the horn, using tooling for decoration, and finishing.
Advance booking for all classes is available to Adam’s Forge members during the first week of the month. For more information, click here.