Decorative Hinges from Sheet Steel with Tom Latané August 20 - 21, 2022

about this workshop

Students will design and cut strap or smaller hinges from 16 ga. sheet using chisels. Hinge barrels will be rolled, and tapered ends tucked behind the hinge, where they would be held by the first nail. (The same process is used when welding hinge barrels but these are not welded.) Three knuckles will be cut with a hack saw and chisel and filed to fit. This project will be a good introduction to metalwork. Students with more experience can find challenges in making more intricate designs and cutting more knuckles. Jeweler’s saws could be used to pierce more intricate designs. Some chasing and simple embossing would be possible.

Unique Instructor Tom Latané

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$390 tuition + $15 materials

Key Points:
*Designing and cutting the hinge parts from steel sheet with chisels
*Rolling the hinge barrels
*Sawing chiseling and filing the knuckles to fit the leaves together
*Hammering to bevel the edges and vary the thickness to produce a more historic and pleasing appearance
*Filing the profiles
*Holes may be drilled for ease or punched for authenticity

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Decorative Hinges from Sheet Steel with Tom Latané August 20 - 21, 2022


Availability: Open

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