BLACKSMITHING COURSE

The Blacksmithing course is usually run 1on1 or 2 so that I can customise each one to suit what you most want to learn to make. If there’s a group of friends wanting to give it a try the maximum class size is 4 people.

For a beginner we start at the very basics so no previous experience is needed. You’ll start with learning about different types of forges, tools & hammer technique to give you a solid foundation to start creating metal masterpieces.

Already have some blacksmithing experience but want to take things to the next level? I’m happy to work with you to fine tune a troublesome technique or take your skills to the next level.

Courses can be run over any time period that suits from 1 or 2 days (2 days most common), through to 3,4,5 or more days, just let me know & I can tailor things to suit you.

Lunch etc is provided so all you need to bring is your basic safety gear (safety glasses, ear muffs/plugs, leather gloves, boots/shoes, long jeans/workpants & cotton shirt/t-shirt).

Rate per day:-  1 person-$300, 2 people- $250pp, 3or4 people- $225pp

BLACKSMITHING/KNIFEMAKING COMBO COURSE

Love the idea of forging hot metal but not sure which course you’d like to try more? Then this is the course for you! Once again I limit this to a maximum of 2 people so you get the most out of the course.

We start out with learning the same basic skills as in the Blacksmithing Course, but then move onto making a Viking Style Knife with a wrap back handle. This is an all steel knife (so no fitting a timber handle) & you still get to learn all about the Forging, Grinding,  Heat-Treating & Sharpening of a Blade. Its then back to the forge to make as many other forged items as time permits.

Lunch etc is provided so all you need to bring is your basic safety gear (safety glasses, ear muffs/plugs, leather gloves, boots/shoes, long jeans/workpants & cotton shirt/t-shirt).

2 day Course:-  1 person-$600, 2 people- $500pp, 3or4 people- $450pp

DAMASCUS COURSES

Ever wanted to learn the secrets of Pattern Welding Steel? Then this is the course for you! Starting with steel selection, we then go through all aspects of making your own billets. From layer counts all the way through to pattern development & etching to bring it to life, we can make designs as simple or complex as you like in the time frame available!

This course can also be combined with a Knifemaking, Blacksmithing or Axe Course.

Lunch etc is provided so all you need to bring is your basic safety gear (safety glasses, ear muffs/plugs, leather gloves, boots/shoes, long jeans/workpants & cotton shirt/t-shirt).

Course cost per day:- 1 person $325, 2 people $275pp

KNIFEMAKING COURSES

There’s something very rewarding in using a knife you’ve hand crafted yourself!

In the Knifemaking course you’ll learn the full process of forging, grinding, heat-treating, sanding, fitting a handle & sharpening a knife design of your choosing. For a beginner there’s a 6” blade length limit (due to time constraints) but it can be any style with a single edge (so no daggers).

Knifemaking courses run over a minimum of 2 days & are for 1 or 2 students only. More advanced courses are also available for those with some previous experience.

Lunch etc is provided so all you need to bring is your basic safety gear (safety glasses, ear muffs/plugs, leather gloves, boots/shoes, long jeans/workpants & cotton shirt/t-shirt).

2 day Course:-  1 person-$650, 2 people- $550pp

SHEEP SHEAR KNIFE COURSE

This is a fun 1 day course where you get to make a knife from an old set of Sheep Shears! Oozing old world character, these knives are a great all-rounder (I still carry 1 in my camping box) that are especially useful in the kitchen. There is only a small amount of forging involved (a fancy end on the back of the handle) but you still get to grind, sand, fit a handle, clean up & sharpen your own knife.

Lunch etc is provided so all you need to bring is your basic safety gear (safety glasses, ear muffs/plugs, leather boots/shoes, long jeans/workpants & cotton shirt/t-shirt).

Cost for the day:-  1 person-$275, 2 people- $225pp, 3or4 people- $200pp

TOOLMAKING COURSE

There’s a sense of freedom in not having to rely on shops to get what you want. With this course you make your own tools to get your Blacksmithing journey underway!

Depending on your skill level (& strength of your arm) some of the Tools we can make are Chisels, Punches, Hammers, Tongs, Hardy Tools, Bending Forks, Scroll Jigs or anything else you need. The more days you do, the more we can make!

Lunch etc is provided so all you need to bring is your basic safety gear (safety glasses, ear muffs/plugs, leather gloves, boots/shoes, long jeans/workpants & cotton shirt/t-shirt).

Rate per day:-  1 person-$300, 2 people- $250pp, 3or4 people- $225pp

AXEMAKING COURSES

You can take things to the next level with an Axemaking Course!

In this course we make a Hatchet or Tomahawk in the “Wrap-around” Style with a high carbon insert for the cutting edge.

Run with a maximum of 2 people, you get to forge, grind, heat-treat & sharpen an axe, then shape up & fit a handle to suit its intended use.

Lunch etc is provided so all you need to bring is your basic safety gear (safety glasses, ear muffs/plugs, leather gloves, boots/shoes, long jeans/workpants & cotton shirt/t-shirt).

2 day Course:-  1 person-$650, 2 people- $550pp

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