This is a special weekend course designed as a comprehensive introduction to Blacksmithing. It has a maximum of four students only. At the end of the weekend you will have a set of tools to use in future blacksmithing projects. It can be also run as two separate days with a break in between to allow your arms to recover.
The course runs from 8am until 5pm both days.
Saturday will include
- introduction to metallurgy
- using a gas forge
- shaping steel, drawing, upsetting, punching, bending, twisting
- fire poker
- tool making
- punch, drift or chisel
Sunday will be working on projects. Please call to discuss projects before the course. They may include -
- hammer or axe
- advanced tongs and other tools
- kitchen, building hardware
Cost - $850 (incl GST)
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo USB.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear
Booking in advance is essential - very limited places