Hammer Making: Cross Peen


Instructors: Patrick Quinn
Level: Intermediate
Dates: February 27th – 28th ( 9  a.m. – 5 p.m. )

Materials Included

This workshop will cover all the steps involved in forging a 2.5lb Cross Peen Hammer. Primary focus will be on forging a hammer with the aid of pneumatic Power hammers.  Steps like punching the hole, forging the cheeks and drawing out the peen will all be done on the power hammers.

This class is a good fit for someone who has already forged hammers by hand with strikers, or is curious about the hammer making process with the aid of power hammers.  All the tooling and processes involved will be discussed thoroughly and students can expect to gain intimate knowledge of both wile forging their own hammer.

After the hammer is forged and finished all heat-treating steps will be covered such as hardening and tempering. Students can expect to spend Saturday forging and Sunday will be spent finishing, heat treating, and handle making.


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  • Patrick Quinn has taught blacksmithing, fabrication, and tool making at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Hereford College of the Arts, and the Adirondack Folk School. He has demonstrated at various conferences such as ABANA and the California Blacksmith Association. With an MFA in blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a BFA in sculpture from Alfred University, Patrick’s sculptural and functional works display a high level of craft and keen eye for detail. Instagram @handforgedinvt