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Continuing Education

IRON207 - Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks

Pre-requisite: IRON101or IRON104 or, IRON301

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Course Overview

Come learn to hand-forge an axe, hatchet and tomahawk in this intense and information packed 18 hour blacksmithing course. Regain skills acquired in other NAIT blacksmithing courses and re-familiarize yourself with the forging environment. Friday evening will be spent forging a railway spike tomahawk. On Saturday students will have the opportunity to create an axe out of composite steel and forge weld a high carbon bit into a soft iron-bodied axe following traditional construction methods. Students will continue with final shaping, hardening and tempering of metal.

A four-layer forge welded farriers-rasp hatchet finishes off this course on the Sunday . This course will equip you with the knowledge to return to your own blacksmith shop and practice the very rewarding creation of your own projects.

Please bring CSA approved steel-toed footwear, CSA approved clear safety glasses, earplugs or muffs and welding gloves (loose fitting, gauntlet style). Students require natural fibre clothing that covers arms and legs. A low cost leather apron is recommended.

Upcoming Offerings

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Section Start/End Schedule
E01 Apr. 03 - Apr. 05, 2020 Fri, Sat, Sun
Hours Delivery Fees
18 hours Day, Evening, Weekend $625
Meeting Times:
  • Apr. 3 - Friday: 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Apr. 4 & 5 - Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:50 PM

GST Applicable. A $45 material fee will be added upon registration. CSA approved footwear, CSA approved clear safety glasses, earplugs or muffs, welding gloves (loose fitting, gauntlet style), low cost leather apron. Students should wear cotton clothing that covers arms and legs.

*Day delivery ranges between 8 AM - 5 PM.
**Evening delivery ranges between 5 PM - 10 PM.