So you’ve got some blacksmithing tricks up your sleeve – now take your tinkering to your backyard and build your own gas furnace. A gas furnace will allow the budding smith to hone their skills and is an essential part of a home forge. These furnaces can be used for blacksmithing, heat-treating, non-ferrous casting work and for making Damascus steel.
In our intensive one-day course, Matt Mewburn will show eager smiths how to build and test a gas forging furnace. By the day’s end, students will take home their own insulated gas furnace body.
NOTE: The burner kit accessory must be purchased separately from Gameco. Further information will be provided at time of booking.
Students will make
A gas furnace
Students will learn
How to build an insulated gas furnace body
How to cut, line, weld and plumb an LPG gas bottle
All safety gear including leather blacksmith aprons, eye, ear and hand protection (however feel free to bring your own if you prefer)
Smiths with basic blacksmithing experience and hobby blacksmiths.
What to bring
Lunch, bottle of water and snacks
What to wear
Clothing appropriate for a workshop – long pants and sleeves (preferably natural fibre), solid shoes/boots.