Hearts afire

Today a bunch of former Waterside students launched into their first Module 2 class – “fire welding”! Not always an easy skill to acquire, the process requires one to heat up two pieces of steel, apply flux, bring them to welding temperature and then hammer the two pieces together. There was plenty of borax being sprinkled over steel and then being ejected as hot orange spray in welding attempts. One of the keys to success is making sure the steel reaches welding temperature without burning away, not so easy when the steel is partially buried in a pile of yellow-hot coke. Nevertheless, following the expert demonstrations from Jack Wylestone, all students succeeded in forged a heart, maybe not always on their first attempt 🙂
module2hearts afire