Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ART 175 - Ferrous Metalwork: Blacksmithing

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to the materials, design, techniques, safety habits, and methods used in ferrous metalwork. Includes basic techniques in blacksmithing and metal lab procedures.  

Information: Completion of ART 100  is recommended before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes

1.      Demonstrate basic techniques used in blacksmithing.

2.       Exhibit good safety habits and the ability to use equipment safely and properly.

I.       Basic Techniques in Blacksmithing

A.   Drawing

B.   Upsetting

C.   Bending

D.   Twisting

E.   Punching

F.   Riveting

G.   Chisel cutting

H.   Hammer texturing

I.    Polishing

J.   Grinding/filing/sanding

K.   Basic hardening and tempering of high carbon tool steel

L.   Specialty steels

M.  Case hardening

N.   Forge welding

II.       Metal Lab Procedures in Blacksmithing

A.   Health and safety issues

B.   Proper use of tools and equipment

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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