Introduction to Induction Forging

Repeats every week every Tuesday 2 times.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Induction heating is a non-contact process which uses the principle of electromagnetic induction to produce heat in a workpiece. By placing a conductive material into a strong alternating magnetic field, electric current is made to flow in the material, thereby causing Joule heating. In magnetic materials, further heat is generated below the Curie point due to hysteresis losses.

Using the induction forge, basic hammer techniques, and hand tools, students will cut, twist, taper, bend and smash steel into either a wizard wand or a BBQ fork of their own design.

Materials and images for reference will be provided. The class is limited to 4, no experience needed. 

Must Bring

  • Closed toe shoes (they will get sparks and metal flakes on it)

  • Long Pants (Not synthetics, they will melt, Jeans or working pants are great, just nothing tight fitting against the legs. )

  • Shirt (again no synthetics, you will want something breathable though. It gets warm working the knives)

***This class runs on two consecutive Tuesdays, from 6:30p - 8:30p both days.***

Real name: 
Ken Cotrona



MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.