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Romain Francès – Master Blacksmith

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Romain Francès

Formed in the worker s’ Association of the companions of the duty of the tour de France – an association whose model for the transmission of knowledge and trades was recognized on unesco’s list of intangible cultural heritage in 2010-and the holder of a Master’s degree in French Ironworks.  Romain has blacksmithed for over 20 years and having made blacksmithing his profession, he has specialized in sculptural ironwork art; an extremely precise and fine discipline.  

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April 2018
Tool Making - Romain

Tool Making Series Forging Tools – April 25-27, 2018

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montreal, QC H3C 2H9 Canada
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This class will be taught in French Prerequisite: Having followed Advanced Ornamental Metal Working session 1 or to practice the profession since a minimum of one year.   Objectives Learn how to manufacture a few key tools and apply the thermal treatments associated with each tool (tempering and quenching). Day 1 Punch (4140) Mandrel (1045) Hammer (1045) Day 2 Hardy tool cutter (1045) Tongs Day 3 Burins (1075) Cutter (1045) Bottom fuller (1045) Romain Francès Master Craftsman in ornamental metal working…

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May 2018
Ironwork - Romain

Ornamental Ironwork – May 28 – June 1, 2018

May 28 @ 9:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montreal, QC H3C 2H9 Canada
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This class will be taught in French Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Introductory Class Objective The first session will consist in an overview of different techniques of ornamental metal working (a discipline linked to architecture and building trades). During this training, we'll only briefly touch upon jointing as it is important to first learn how to implement different elements before learning how to joint them mechanically (session 2 will cover traditional joints). Each student will be a striker for his neighbour. Please note…

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July 2018
Tool Making - Romain

Tool Making Series Forging Tools – July 20-22, 2018

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montreal, QC H3C 2H9 Canada
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This class will be taught in French Prerequisite: Having followed Advanced Ornamental Metal Working session 1 or to practice the profession since a minimum of one year.   Objectives Learn how to manufacture a few key tools and apply the thermal treatments associated with each tool (tempering and quenching). Day 1 Punch (4140) Mandrel (1045) Hammer (1045) Day 2 Hardy tool cutter (1045) Tongs Day 3 Burins (1075) Cutter (1045) Bottom fuller (1045) Romain Francès Master Craftsman in ornamental metal working…

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September 2018
Tool Making - Romain

Tool Making Series Forging Tools – September 18-20, 2018

September 18 @ 9:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montreal, QC H3C 2H9 Canada
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This class will be taught in French Prerequisite: Having followed Ornamental Metal Working session 1 or to practice the profession since a minimum of one year.   Objectives Learn how to manufacture a few key tools and apply the thermal treatments associated with each tool (tempering and quenching). Day 1 Punch (4140) Mandrel (1045) Hammer (1045) Day 2 Hardy tool cutter (1045) Tongs Day 3 Burins (1075) Cutter (1045) Bottom fuller (1045) Romain Francès Master Craftsman in ornamental metal working Taking…

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November 2018
Tool Making - Romain

Tool Making Series Forging Tools – November 19-21, 2018

November 19 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montreal, QC H3C 2H9 Canada
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This class will be taught in French Prerequisite: Having followed Ornamental Metal Working session 1 or to practice the profession since a minimum of one year.   Objectives Learn how to manufacture a few key tools and apply the thermal treatments associated with each tool (tempering and quenching). Day 1 Punch (4140) Mandrel (1045) Hammer (1045) Day 2 Hardy tool cutter (1045) Tongs Day 3 Burins (1075) Cutter (1045) Bottom fuller (1045) Romain Francès Master Craftsman in ornamental metal working Taking…

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