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Forging and Toolmaking

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Experience the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking through demonstration and hands-on exercises in this weekend workshop. After instruction on the properties and characteristics of different metals, students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel.

Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

This class is limited to 4 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor’s forging studio. Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for a map to the class location. Please note that this class requires that students complete a liability waiver before class begins.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Location
Off Campus

Instructor
Vern Caron 

 

Notice

Please read:  Directions to Vern Caron’s studio: 971 38th Ave., Santa Cruz
From San Jose/Santa Cruz
Hwy. 1 (South) — Exit onto 41st Ave. Turn right. Proceed to the fourth stoplight; turn right onto Capitola Rd. Immediately get into your left-hand turning lane, prepare to turn left onto 38th Ave. Proceed along 38th until you reach 971 38th Ave. Note: you will go through one stop sign and over some railroad tracks, soon after the tracks, look for a blue house on your right.

From Monterey
Hwy. 1 (North) — Exit onto 41st Ave. Turn left. Proceed to the fifth stoplight; turn right onto Capitola Rd. Immediately get into your left-hand turning lane, prepare to turn left onto 38th Ave. Proceed along 38th until you reach 971 38th Ave. Note: you will go through one stop sign and over some railroad tracks, soon after the tracks, look for a blue house on your right.

Please go to: http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/resources-forging-toolmaking.html for the required waiver form and map to the studio.

Fee: 

$425.00

Materials Fee:

 $20.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/28/2019 - 9/29/2019 Weekly -Sun, Sat 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Off Campus, Off Campus  Map, Room: Santa Cruz Studio Vern Caron 

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Forging and Toolmaking
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Weekly - Sat, Sun
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Location
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Instructor
Vern Caron