Printed from the Merit Badge Center, Philippines -


  1. Show how to build fire in a forge using either charcoal, coal, or wood.

  2. List the operations in forging, and the corresponding tools to be used.

  3. Make a tent hook, stock 3/8" in diameter.

  4. Make a simple hunting knife, or a small bolo.

  5. Make a lap welded ring of 1/4" stock (5" in diameter).

  6. Make a color scale for tempering different tools. For example: tool, color, temperature, bath, uses.

  7. Demonstrate how to temper the following tools according to the temperature scale: knife, bolo, ax, iron bar, hatchet, cold chisel.


Forging Operations -
Youtube: Forging Tent Stakes -

Worksheet -