ERIC Number: ED241755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Techniques of Blacksmithing: A Manual for Trainers.
Watson, Pete; And Others
Designed for trainers of Peace Corps Volunteers, this guide contains instructional materials for a training program in basic blacksmithing skills. The objective is to give volunteers a knowledge of metals and metalworking that will help them support rural communities in developing countries in their efforts to produce tools for agricultural and cottage industries. Introductory material covers program planning and program implementation. The training program is divided into 20 sessions occurring over a six-day period. Each session follows this format: title, total time, objectives, resources (attachments and suggested references), materials (suggested supplies and tools needed), procedures (steps to follow to meet objectives and an approximate time for each step), and attachments. Trainer notes appear throughout the session and serve to explain a procedure, provide information, and suggest options. The sessions cover orientation; assessing group resources; expectations of the training program; forge introduction; properties of metals; forging a blacksmith's cold chisel and hot punch, rings, African tang-type axe and field hoe, crosspeen hammer, cutting tools, and straight tongs, heat treating; eye hook and link; technology transfer; welding; forge brazing; open workshops; midprogram review; bellows and forge design; and program evaluation. A bibliography listing required texts and suggested resources is appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Farallones Inst. Rural Center, Occidental, CA.; CHP International, Inc., Oak Park, IL.