Hammer Making and Striking


Instructors: Patrick Quinn
Level: Beginner
Dates: October 11th (6-9pm) -13th

Materials Included

This class will cover all the steps involved in making a 2.5 lb. rounding hammer. With a piece of 1045 grade steel, students will punch and drift the hole. Then forge the cheeks and fuller around the face and peen. The majority of the work will be done with sledge-hammers and strikers with the focus on proper striking technique.  “Striking” is done with a team of two; one holds the work and a set tool, the other strikes the set tool with a sledgehammer. This is an incredibly accurate and efficient way to forge.

After the hammer is forged, all heat-treating steps will be covered, including hardening, tempering, and finishing (polishing the faces). Handle making, properly seating, and wedging your hammer will also be covered. Students will leave with a handled hammer ready to use!

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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