Art and Art History
Fine, Performing & Comm. Arts
(Items and materials to be purchased for only AME 4650 class for one year or one classes @10)
Gas: Propane, Oxygen, Argon, Ultra mix, Acetylene and tank refills 150.00
Per student 15.00
Metal: A. Ferrous materials: cold rolled, hot rolled 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)
200.00 Per student 20.00
and repair: (anvils, tongs, welders and, Milling machine, Lathe,
CNC plasma cutter table, leg vices, hammers, power hammer
hand tools and to many specialized tools to list) 350.00 Per student 35.00
Total: 900.00 =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. In this class students build tooling for machines for repeated pattern. In addition, the class will utilize digital production methods for repetition with shop tools such as CNC milling, CNC plasma cutting table and CNC stencil cutters. These machines have their own maintenance and tooling such as plasma cutting table expendables, mill ends computers and software.
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 3 is a class focuses on use of machines, digital technology and the creation of works requiring the use of jigs used in conjunction with machines for making repeated forms. Because advanced students use the full range of tools offered in all of the different levels of Blacksmithing classes offered the fee would be at the upper end of what we charge for materials fees. Some machine tools used include lathes, power hammers, milling machine. Tooling for the machines as well as upkeep include belts, oil, mill ends, collets, machine vices and other specialize tooling. Hand work is done using tongs, hammers, anvils leg vices swage blocks chisels punches, angle grinders and much more. Students in Blacksmithing 3 make larger scale work requiring more steel. CNC machine tools are significantly more challenging to maintain including tooling costs as well as infrastructure such as computers and software updates.