(items and materials to be purchased for only AME 2650 for one year or two classes @10)
Gas: Propane, Oxygen, Argon, Ultra mix, Acetylene and tank refills
300.00 Per student 15.00
Metal: A. Ferrous materials 300.00
Per student 15.00
Expendable goods: (sanding belts, band saw blades, drill bits,
torch heads, chemicals, wax and much more) 300.00 Per student 15.00
and repair: (anvils, tongs, welders and
plasma cutters, leg vices, hammers, hand tools and
to many specialized tools to list) 600.00
Per student 30.00
=Per student 75.00
The metalsmithing fee for this new class will maintain a balance in the metals budget. This will ensure that we have the resources to secure metals such as cold rolled steel, hot rolled steel, and tool steels for students to use for their projects. Additionally, our current allocation of funds helps replace and fix broken tools and other major equipment within the studio. There are several distinct tool groups used by each of the classes that we offer with some overlap in use of tools and supplies. Every student uses the following things in the metals studio: Gas, hand tools, expendable goods, metal.
It is critical that we establish the student materials fees, so they reflect the actual use and need for keeping up the material, tool, gas and expendable goods as the class uses them. Blacksmithing is a hand tool dependent class. For example, a pair of tongs for holding hot steel can cost the shop as much as $55.00 to replace there are approximately 30 different tongs for holding the various sizes and shapes of material at a work station. Variation in work tooling exist for the hammers such as flatters, forging, punching and cross peen and other sizes and weights to accommodate work size and student strength. Hardie hole tools, files, chisels, steel brushes for oxide, drill bits, swage blocks, drill plate gauges, sheet metal gauges, caliper, machinist squares, machinist vices and many many more tools can become used up. A single anvil costs 800.00 and forges cost 650.00 for each unit. The amount of gas and metal used by introductory level classes such as Blacksmithing 1 is high because of the learning curve.