The birth of a knife: A practical introduction to tool making with Tslil and Inesse Censor

In this entry level, two-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience the process of forging a sloyd knife blade, while obtaining very valuable theoretical knowledge regarding the materials science behind the arts.
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The birth of a knife: A practical introduction to tool making with Tslil and Inesse Censor

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21 May 2020, 10:00 – 22 May 2020, 16:00
Stirlingshire, Scotland

About the Event

An entry level workshop requiring no prior experience. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the process of forging a sloyd knife blade, while obtaining very valuable theoretical knowledge regarding the materials science behind the arts. During the workshop, we'll alternate between discussions, hands-on demonstrations and supervised practice at the forge. Any tools 

made by the participants are theirs to keep and use.   

Day 1:

- Discussion: The nature of tool making, and a few words on safety. - Demonstration & Supervised Practice: Basic forging technique, hammer and anvil work, how we shape steel on the anvil, correct work posture, heat & fire  management at the forge. - Discussion: The nature of steel. - Demonstration & Supervised Practice: Under heating, over heating, normalizing, quenching.

- Discussion: Forging a knife blade from round stock, practical design considerations, blade geometry, minimal section size, etc.

- Demonstration & Supervised Practice: Forging a Sloyd knife blade from round stock: from beginning to quench.  

- Discussion: Heat treating carbon steel explained.   

Day 2:

- Discussion: Grinding,  Sharpening & Polishing the blade - Demonstration & Supervised Practice: Grinding Sharpening and polishing the blade to completion.

- Demonstration & Supervised Practice: Mounting a blade to a handle

- Demonstration & Supervised Practice: Hand stitching a leather sheath

A bit about us: 

Tslil & Inesse have been forging fine custom cutlery and edged tools together for over two decades now. They are co-founders of the TC Blades forge, home of Jerboa carving tools in the South of Israel a traditional tool forge specializing in kitchen cutlery & other sharp edged tools. Inesse was born in the former Soviet Union and has mastered a range of skills, including fashion design, leather working and ceramics. She has a Masters of Science in Industrial Metallurgic Automation Engineer. Tslil was born in Chicago and holds a BA in Philosphy and Art, currently studying for his MA in Anthropology and Prehistory. He is a former CEO of two research and development companies, and co-founder of Radical Design Group, and the Earth Wind & Fire pottery

The 2-day workshop run from 10am to 4pm on both course dates. Ticket price includes camping on site. 

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