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Having some fun in the forge. Tools are handy in the workshop for all kinds of things.

We have been busy over the winter class break improving the forge, ready for the spring series of courses. This has been our biggest upgrade since opening the forge. It will allow some exciting new courses to be run, so keep an eye on the site.

Some highlights

  • 18kg Appalachian power hammer
  • Metal cutting bandsaw
  • New knifemaking forge
  • New damascus forge
  • New compact forge stand with 3m of rack space (full already with hammers and tongs)
  • Steel racks
  • Heaps more hammers and tongs
  • Swage block
  • Armorer stakes and tools

 

The Australian Knifemakers Guild aims to promote, preserve and develop the craft of knifemaking and all its various disciplines to the highest standard possible. Members regularly meet at knife shows to share ideas and inspiration on their latest creation.

Joining the guild is a great way to improve your skills and networks as a custom knifemaker. Probationary members must meet certain standards of fit and finish on their blades before being accepted as full members.

For more information see their website at www.akg.org.au

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