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6:00 pm

Blacksmithing Authorization – Intro to Forging

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Knox Makers – Blacksmithing, 116 Childress St SW
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$9.96

This class introduces you to the new blacksmithing zone. We cover propane forge operation, zone safety, basic hand forging, and nail making. At the completion of the class, members will receive a key to access the forge and foundry building. Proper attire is natural fiber clothing such as cotton jeans and T-shirts. Cotton/polyester blend is…

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7:00 pm

Mortise and Tenon Joinery

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Knox Makers – Classroom 116 Childress St SW
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$24.96 – $49.96

Fitting a square hole and corresponding square peg together is a convenient mechanical joint for a variety of assemblies. In this class I will demonstrate a variety of techniques which can be used to accomplish this task and create well-fitting and functional mortise and tenon joinery. Topics covered will include; anatomy of the joint, rationale for layout and proportions, hand-cut mortising (techniques and tools), machine-cut mortising, hand-cut tenons, machine cut tenons (with and without jigs), dowel riving and drawbore pinning. Terms you will understand by the end of class include, haunch, drawbore, wedged, dual tenon, and riven. Tools used will include mortising gauge, marking gauge, scribe, joinery mallet, carcass saw, tenon saw, router plane, rebate/rabbit plane, bench chisels, mortising chisels (English and Western), dowel plate, square mortising machine, table saw, dado stack, and tenoning jig.

The cost is $24.96 for Knox Makers members, $49.96 for General Public

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