Northwest Blacksmith Association

NWBA Hammer Time!


Hammer Time: starting chunk of  W1 steel and sample hammer.

Hammer Time: starting chunk of W1 steel and sample hammer.

Hey Hobby Smiths:

  1. Take a chunk of W-1 steel and a spec. sheet (available from Bruce Crittenden, see contact info below)
  2. Using hand tools…slit, drift, punch, flatter, striker…forge your hammerhead
  3. NO power hammers, please.
  4. Bring to *Spring 2014 Conference to put in the hammer gallery
  5. Prizes will be awarded at the conference for your Hammer-Time efforts

Hints:

  • Ask questions online or of your fellow smiths
  • Solid fuel is handy to harden your forged finished head.

If you need or prefer, contact the conference coordinator for use of a coal fire. Bruce Crittenden: 360-437-2922, jn3bees@olypen.com

NEXT: TONG-TIME!!

*NWBA Spring Conference 2014, Longview, WA… more info coming soon.
Membership required to attend our conferences, as required by our insurance coverage.

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