28
Jul
2017

28-07-2017 6:00 pm - 30-07-2017 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

To see a strung bow bent is to see a once dead thing come to life. In this comprehensive weekend long workshop you will fashion a longbow of sustainable Australian hardwood and beautiful bamboo, custom crafted to your own specifications. You will learn the theory, science and art of turning dead timber into dynamic and fearsome longbows. You will also learn how to craft bowstrings, and if you don't already know - be introduced to the rewarding pursuit of shooting a longbow. You may also get the chance to craft some archer's accessories to enhance your archery experience.

$850 2
05
Aug
2017

05-08-2017 9:00 am - 06-08-2017 4:00 pm
Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
126 James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW 2142, Australia
$15

The Sydney Knife Show is Australia’s largest knife show, featuring a diverse array of knives, tools and supplies from manufacturers, knifemakers, collectors, dealers and associated industries all under one roof. The show was a huge success in 2014 and we are back to do it once again. If you are into knives and other edged tools, you owe it to yourself to put this weekend into your diaries.

$15
11
Aug
2017

11-08-2017 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$550

Introduction to Damascus steel making - Forge welding, drawing billets out, pattern construction and acid etching.

$550
11
Aug
2017

11-08-2017 7:00 pm - 13-08-2017 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

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

$850
13
Aug
2017

13-08-2017 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$500

This is a introductory one day course for those who want to learn to hammer hot steel. Tool usage, working with heat, heat treatment will be covered along with practical projects.

$500 3
17
Aug
2017

17-08-2017 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

$100 6
18
Aug
2017

18-08-2017 7:00 pm - 20-08-2017 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

$850
25
Aug
2017

25-08-2017 7:00 pm - 27-08-2017 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

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

$850
28
Aug
2017

28-08-2017 7:00 pm - 30-08-2017 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

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

$850 4
02
Sep
2017

02-09-2017 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$500

Traditional Japanese straight razors, Kamisori, have been used for centuries to provide an outstanding shave. Their off-set hollow ground blade make a very keen edge. This one day course takes you theough the process of making two kamisori as well as cases and a strop.

$500 3
03
Sep
2017

03-09-2017 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

$500
08
Sep
2017

08-09-2017 7:00 pm - 10-09-2017 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

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

$850
11
Sep
2017

11-09-2017 - 15-09-2017
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

$2,500
14
Sep
2017

14-09-2017 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

$100 5
15
Sep
2017

15-09-2017 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$550

Introduction to Damascus steel making - Forge welding, drawing billets out, pattern construction and acid etching.

$550 1
15
Sep
2017

15-09-2017 7:00 pm - 16-09-2017 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

$850
22
Sep
2017

22-09-2017 7:00 pm - 24-09-2017 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$850

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

$850
23
Sep
2017

23-09-2017 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$500

This is a introductory one day course for those who want to learn to hammer hot steel. Tool usage, working with heat, heat treatment will be covered along with practical projects.

$500 4
24
Sep
2017

24-09-2017 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$500

It is hard to hold hot metal with your bare hands. That is why tongs are an important part of any blacksmith's toolkit. This one day course will cover tong construction techniques as you make three pairs for your tool kit.

$500 4
25
Sep
2017

25-09-2017 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd
$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 three hammer heads and learn to handle them.

$500 4