Art and Art History
Fine, Performing & Comm. Arts
(items and materials to be purchased for only AME 3650 class for one year or one classes @10)
Gas: Propane, Oxygen, Argon, Ultra mix, Acetylene and tank refills 200.00 Per student 20.00
Metal: A. Ferrous materials: cold rolled, hot rolled and tool steel 200.00 Per student 20.00
Expendable goods: (sanding belts, band saw blades, angel grinder abrasives, drill bits, end mills, live center bits, rivet stock, linseed oil, chemicals, wax and much more)
150.00 Per student 15.00
and repair: (anvils, tongs, welders and, Milling machine, Lathe, computers,
software, plasma cutters, leg vices, hammers, power hammer
hand tools and to many specialized tools to list) 350.00 Per student 35.00
=Per student 90.00
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. Specialized machine tools are focused on in this class which include: the power hammer, lathe and milling machine. These machines have their own maintenance and tooling such as collets, end mills, cutting bits.
It is critical that we establish the student materials fees, so they reflect the actual use and need for keeping up the material, tools, gas and expendable goods as the class uses them. Blacksmithing 2 is a class focuses on use of machines such as lathes, power hammers and milling machine as well as further development of skills with hand processes. Tooling for the machines as well as upkeep include belts, oil, mill ends, collets, machine vices and other specialize tooling. Hand tools are at the core of all blacksmithing classes and although durable the plentitude of variation is extensive. 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. The amount of gas and metal used by classes such as Blacksmithing 2 are greater because higher working temperatures are needed for tool steel materials, and these specialized materials are more costly. Finally, the powerful machine tools are costly in general.