Tharwa Valley Forge
We have been teaching people how to create amazing things since 2003
Each year we run over 100 courses and are the largest school of our type in the world. Our award-winning instructors are among the best in Australia and our 10 acre campus ensures an incomparable experience.

Featured Courses

Fri 25-10-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 27-10-2019 6:00 pm
$850

Weekend introduction to making a slip joint folder. Covering design grinding, spring mechanisms, heat treating and sharpening of two folding knives.

Sun 10-11-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

The Hammer is the Smith's number one tool, used in almost every aspect of the craft. This one day course will cover hammer making techniques as you make a rounding hammer head and learn to handle it.

Sun 17-11-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

A lot of people want to get into blacksmithing - only a very small percentage are successful learning on their own.

Learn more in a day than you would spending a year or two floundering around by yourself. Build muscle memory so you know that you’re hitting right. Get an idea of how metal behaves when different processes are applied.

Mon 25-11-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 27-11-2019 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

Sun 08-12-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

A lot of people want to get into blacksmithing - only a very small percentage are successful learning on their own.

Learn more in a day than you would spending a year or two floundering around by yourself. Build muscle memory so you know that you’re hitting right. Get an idea of how metal behaves when different processes are applied.

Mon 13-01-2020 9:00 am -4:30 pm
$250

One day introduction to Blacksmithing for younger people. This challenging class is for 12 - 16 year olds. Experience the excitement of moving hot metal with hammers and other tools. A great way to get started on your blacksmithing journey.

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