Metalworking for Woodworkers

Erica Moody
October 14-18


This course prepares woodworkers to make attractive tools, custom hardware, and accessories out of metal in their own workshops with simple, accessible tools. Working with brass, steel, and tool steel, each participant fabricates a metal-marking scribe, an adjustable-angle pocket bevel, and a piece of hardware such as a hinge or pull. With step-by-step instruction, Erica covers the working characteristics of brass and steel, layout and marking, cutting, drilling, filing, sanding, silver brazing, and heat treating. Students work with tools as varied as hammers, files, drill press, band saw, coping saws, hack saws, MAPP gas, oxy-acetylene torches, stationary sanders, silver brazing wire and flux, and standard marking and measuring tools.

Erica Moody is the founder of Magma Metalworks in Waldoboro, ME, where she creates furniture, custom hardware, architectural fittings, and a line of serving implements. A metalworker for 25 years, her work has been noticed in Bon Appetit and the New York Times, and is the subject of a recent feature in Metalsmith. Erica has taught metalworking at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, MA, the Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, MA, and the Woodenboat School in Brooklin, ME.

Open to all.

Tuition: $810


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Moody brass bevel gaugesBrass pocket bevels by Erica Moody, brass with stainless steel blades, (5/16”X5/8”x2-3”long), 2017