Forged Colonial Hacksaw

with

Derek Heidemann

Class runs: August 10-14

Tuition: $575

Material fee: $50

Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up

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“Every smith needs a good hacksaw and finding a quality saw frame can be tough these days. The Lancashire pattern hacksaw frame will meet this need and be an attractive part of your tool kit. Made for at least 150 years, this pattern of saw has the advantage of securely holding saw blades in a manner that will not twist like most other hacksaw frames. This project involves forge welding, slitting and punching, fitting and lots of filing. Turned handles will be provided.”

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Derek started blacksmithing in 2001 as an apprentice blacksmith to Rob Lyon at Old Sturbridge Village. He specializes in making tools and hardware of the late-18th and early-19th centuries using traditional forging techniques and materials. From 2011 to 2017, he operated Resurrection Iron Works out of Millbury, MA. He is currently the Coordinator of Historic Trades and senior blacksmith at Old Sturbridge Village.

 

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