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IAP 2010 Activity

Introduction to Blacksmithing
Mike Tarkanian, Samuel Allen
Tue Jan 19, 03-05:00pm, 4-003
Wed Jan 20, 01-03:00pm, 4-003
Thu Jan 21, 03-05:00pm, 4-003
Fri Jan 22, 05-07:00pm, 4-003

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 09-Dec-2009
Limited to 18 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Preference given to freshman and Course 3 students (UG or G)

A mandatory introductory session with demonstration will be held for all participants from 3–5 PM on January 19. At this meeting, students will select Lab Group 1, 2 or 3 and attend that group’s laboratory sessions for three consecutive afternoons.

Students will learn basic blacksmithing techniques using traditional tools to hand-forge mild steel. Drawing a taper, forming a scroll, twisting, and finishing techniques will be incorporated into simple projects. Limited to participants with no prior blacksmithing experience.
Contact: Mike Tarkanian, 8-003, x3-5946, tarky@mit.edu
Sponsor: Materials Science and Engineering
Latest update: 23-Oct-2009

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Last update: 19 August 2010