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15
Apr
2024

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 15-04-2024 8:00 am - Fri 19-04-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

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19
Apr
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 19-04-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 21-04-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

20
Apr
2024

One Day One Knife

Sat 20-04-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

20
Apr
2024

Firepits

Sat 20-04-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$650
Firepits

Are you ready to turn up the heat on your creativity and learn the art of firepit construction? Join us for an exhilarating one-day workshop where you'll unleash your creativity and master the skills to design, fabricate, and finish stunning firepits. From understanding firepit aesthetics to welding and assembly techniques, our experienced artisans will guide you through every step of the process. Gain insights into materials, fire safety, and finishing touches, and ignite your passion for craftsmanship. Don't miss this opportunity to create your own firepit masterpiece.

21
Apr
2024

One Day One Knife

Sun 21-04-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

21
Apr
2024

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 21-04-2024 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$300

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

22
Apr
2024

Forged Outdoor Knives

Mon 22-04-2024 7:00 pm - Wed 24-04-2024 5:00 pm
$950

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

25
Apr
2024

The Thing

Thu 25-04-2024 8:00 am - Sun 28-04-2024 5:00 pm
$2,200

A four-day Viking festival of making. Forge your own Viking knives, helmet, axe and shield. 

26
Apr
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 26-04-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 28-04-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

29
Apr
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 29-04-2024 7:00 pm - Wed 01-05-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

03
May
2024

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 03-05-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 05-05-2024 5:00 pm
$950

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

03
May
2024

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 03-05-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 05-05-2024 5:00 pm
$950
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

04
May
2024

Decorative Blacksmithing Introduction

Sat 04-05-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

Iron rose on an anvilLearn how to coax steel into organic shapes on this one-day course. Our experienced instructors will introduce you to using fullers and hammers to form organic shapes, culminating in the creation of a spectacular iron rose. This course is ideal for both absolute beginners looking to try blacksmithing and blacksmiths who are seeking to broaden their repertoire under the guidance of an expert.

04
May
2024

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 04-05-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$350

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

05
May
2024

Damascus Steel

Sun 05-05-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$600

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

05
May
2024

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 05-05-2024 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$500

Imagine your own custom leather apron made from heavy duty, premium leather. It fits you perfectly and has the right pockets, for the right tools, in the right places. That’s what this course is all about.

Learn how to make leather aprons by making your very own custom apron on this one day course.

These leather workshop aprons are tough. They are ideal for blacksmiths, bladesmiths, woodworkers, or anyone who spends time in a workshop, studio or garage.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

05
May
2024

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 05-05-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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.

06
May
2024

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 06-05-2024 8:00 am - Fri 10-05-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

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.

09
May
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 09-05-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

10
May
2024

English Longbows

Fri 10-05-2024 6:00 pm - Sun 12-05-2024 5:00 pm
$950

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

10
May
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 10-05-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 12-05-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

10
May
2024

Leather Bags

Fri 10-05-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 12-05-2024 5:00 pm
$950
Leather Bags

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of making a leather bag. Choose from our catalogue of basic bags such as leather totes, handbags, tools bags, satchels, map cases, wallets and more. You’ll go home with a handcrafted leather bag along with the skills to make other leather products.

Suitable for adults and children age 16+

13
May
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 13-05-2024 7:00 pm - Wed 15-05-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

17
May
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 17-05-2024 8:00 am - Sun 19-05-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

18
May
2024

Friction Folding Knives

Sat 18-05-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550
Friction Folding Knives

Introduction to making a friction folding knife in one day. This one day workshop will help you get started into making pocket knives. 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 friction folder knives with minimal equipment in one day.

18
May
2024

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 18-05-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

19
May
2024

One Day One Knife

Sun 19-05-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

19
May
2024

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sun 19-05-2024 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$400
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an experienced teacher about setting up to make sheaths at home.

24
May
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 24-05-2024 8:00 am - Sun 26-05-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

24
May
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 24-05-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 26-05-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

25
May
2024

One Day One Knife

Sat 25-05-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

27
May
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 27-05-2024 7:00 pm - Wed 29-05-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

31
May
2024

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 31-05-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 02-06-2024 6:00 pm
$950

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang outdoor knives together with two custom fitted Kydex sheaths. Whether you are hunting, camping, fishing or out field in the military, these knives won't let you down. At the end of this course you'll walk away with two outstanding handmade knives ready to wear on your belt.

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they haven't used tools before. If you're a knifemaker, this course will take the mystery out of working with stainless and show you how to get consistent results at home with only basic equipment.

02
Jun
2024

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 02-06-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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.

03
Jun
2024

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 03-06-2024 8:00 am - Fri 07-06-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

07
Jun
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 07-06-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 09-06-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

07
Jun
2024

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 07-06-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 09-06-2024 5:00 pm
$950

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

08
Jun
2024

Firepits

Sat 08-06-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$650
Firepits

Are you ready to turn up the heat on your creativity and learn the art of firepit construction? Join us for an exhilarating one-day workshop where you'll unleash your creativity and master the skills to design, fabricate, and finish stunning firepits. From understanding firepit aesthetics to welding and assembly techniques, our experienced artisans will guide you through every step of the process. Gain insights into materials, fire safety, and finishing touches, and ignite your passion for craftsmanship. Don't miss this opportunity to create your own firepit masterpiece.

09
Jun
2024

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 09-06-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

10
Jun
2024

One Day One Knife

Mon 10-06-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

13
Jun
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 13-06-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

14
Jun
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 14-06-2024 8:00 am - Sun 16-06-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

15
Jun
2024

Straight Razors

Sat 15-06-2024 8:00 am - Sun 16-06-2024 5:00 pm
$950

Carbon Fibre Straight Razor

Make the last razor you will ever use - a razor that if properly cared for will be handed down across generations.

There's a reason people still go to the barber for a Straight Razor shave. Disposable razors are convenient, but the results can't compare to a Straight Razor.

Also known as a "Cut Throat", a Straight Razor will virtually melt the hair off your face. Despite its keen edge, a Straight Razor is just as safe as a disposable razor when used with correct technique.

15
Jun
2024

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 15-06-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

16
Jun
2024

Camp Axes

Sun 16-06-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

21
Jun
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 21-06-2024 8:00 am - Sun 23-06-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

21
Jun
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 21-06-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 23-06-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

24
Jun
2024

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 24-06-2024 8:00 am - Fri 28-06-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

28
Jun
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 28-06-2024 8:00 am - Sun 30-06-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

29
Jun
2024

Friction Folding Knives

Sat 29-06-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550
Friction Folding Knives

Introduction to making a friction folding knife in one day. This one day workshop will help you get started into making pocket knives. 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 friction folder knives with minimal equipment in one day.

30
Jun
2024

One Day One Knife

Sun 30-06-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

05
Jul
2024

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 05-07-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 07-07-2024 5:00 pm
$950

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

05
Jul
2024

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 05-07-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 07-07-2024 5:00 pm
$950
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

06
Jul
2024

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 06-07-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

07
Jul
2024

Damascus Steel

Sun 07-07-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$600

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

09
Jul
2024

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 09-07-2024 9:00 am -4:30 pm
$300

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.

11
Jul
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 11-07-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

12
Jul
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 12-07-2024 8:00 am - Sun 14-07-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

12
Jul
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 12-07-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 14-07-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

15
Jul
2024

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 15-07-2024 8:00 am - Fri 19-07-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

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.

19
Jul
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 19-07-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 21-07-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

20
Jul
2024

Firepits

Sat 20-07-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$650
Firepits

Are you ready to turn up the heat on your creativity and learn the art of firepit construction? Join us for an exhilarating one-day workshop where you'll unleash your creativity and master the skills to design, fabricate, and finish stunning firepits. From understanding firepit aesthetics to welding and assembly techniques, our experienced artisans will guide you through every step of the process. Gain insights into materials, fire safety, and finishing touches, and ignite your passion for craftsmanship. Don't miss this opportunity to create your own firepit masterpiece.

20
Jul
2024

One Day One Knife

Sat 20-07-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

21
Jul
2024

Camp Axes

Sun 21-07-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

26
Jul
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 26-07-2024 8:00 am - Sun 28-07-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

27
Jul
2024

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 27-07-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$350

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

28
Jul
2024

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sun 28-07-2024 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$400
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an experienced teacher about setting up to make sheaths at home.

02
Aug
2024

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 02-08-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 04-08-2024 5:00 pm
$950

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

03
Aug
2024

Friction Folding Knives

Sat 03-08-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550
Friction Folding Knives

Introduction to making a friction folding knife in one day. This one day workshop will help you get started into making pocket knives. 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 friction folder knives with minimal equipment in one day.

04
Aug
2024

One Day One Knife

Sun 04-08-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

04
Aug
2024

Family Sculpture

Sun 04-08-2024 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$700 per pair

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculpture course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

09
Aug
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 09-08-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 11-08-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

09
Aug
2024

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 09-08-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 11-08-2024 6:00 pm
$950

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang outdoor knives together with two custom fitted Kydex sheaths. Whether you are hunting, camping, fishing or out field in the military, these knives won't let you down. At the end of this course you'll walk away with two outstanding handmade knives ready to wear on your belt.

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they haven't used tools before. If you're a knifemaker, this course will take the mystery out of working with stainless and show you how to get consistent results at home with only basic equipment.

15
Aug
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 15-08-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

16
Aug
2024

English Longbows

Fri 16-08-2024 6:00 pm - Sun 18-08-2024 5:00 pm
$950

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

17
Aug
2024

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 17-08-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

18
Aug
2024

Camp Axes

Sun 18-08-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

23
Aug
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-08-2024 8:00 am - Sun 25-08-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

24
Aug
2024

Japanese Razors

Sat 24-08-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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 through the process of making two kamisori as well as a stand and a strop.

25
Aug
2024

One Day One Knife

Sun 25-08-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

25
Aug
2024

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 25-08-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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.

30
Aug
2024

Asado BBQ

Fri 30-08-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 01-09-2024 6:00 pm
$1,150
Asado BBQ

A South American tradition, the asado BBQ can also be used to cook in a variety of other BBQ styles, including some you may already be familiar with, that use spits and grills.

Of course, a spectacular BBQ deserves spectacular equipment. Asides from making your own asado BBQ, you’ll also be making a massive stainless steel carving knife out of fine Swedish cutlery steel. Best of all you’ll learn how to use what you make during a BBQ feast on the course.

No BBQ or metalwork experience necessary; this course is suitable for anyone age 16 and up.

31
Aug
2024

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 31-08-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$350

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

01
Sep
2024

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 01-09-2024 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$500

Imagine your own custom leather apron made from heavy duty, premium leather. It fits you perfectly and has the right pockets, for the right tools, in the right places. That’s what this course is all about.

Learn how to make leather aprons by making your very own custom apron on this one day course.

These leather workshop aprons are tough. They are ideal for blacksmiths, bladesmiths, woodworkers, or anyone who spends time in a workshop, studio or garage.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

02
Sep
2024

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 02-09-2024 8:00 am - Fri 06-09-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

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.

06
Sep
2024

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 06-09-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 08-09-2024 5:00 pm
$950

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

06
Sep
2024

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 06-09-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 08-09-2024 5:00 pm
$950
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

07
Sep
2024

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 07-09-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

08
Sep
2024

Damascus Steel

Sun 08-09-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$600

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

12
Sep
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-09-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

13
Sep
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 13-09-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 15-09-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

16
Sep
2024

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 16-09-2024 8:00 am - Fri 20-09-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

20
Sep
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 20-09-2024 8:00 am - Sun 22-09-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

21
Sep
2024

One Day One Knife

Sat 21-09-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550

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.

22
Sep
2024

Camp Axes

Sun 22-09-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

27
Sep
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 27-09-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 29-09-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

28
Sep
2024

Firepits

Sat 28-09-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$650
Firepits

Are you ready to turn up the heat on your creativity and learn the art of firepit construction? Join us for an exhilarating one-day workshop where you'll unleash your creativity and master the skills to design, fabricate, and finish stunning firepits. From understanding firepit aesthetics to welding and assembly techniques, our experienced artisans will guide you through every step of the process. Gain insights into materials, fire safety, and finishing touches, and ignite your passion for craftsmanship. Don't miss this opportunity to create your own firepit masterpiece.

10
Oct
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-10-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

11
Oct
2024

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-10-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 13-10-2024 6:00 pm
$950

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.

11
Oct
2024

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 11-10-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 13-10-2024 6:00 pm
$950

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang outdoor knives together with two custom fitted Kydex sheaths. Whether you are hunting, camping, fishing or out field in the military, these knives won't let you down. At the end of this course you'll walk away with two outstanding handmade knives ready to wear on your belt.

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they haven't used tools before. If you're a knifemaker, this course will take the mystery out of working with stainless and show you how to get consistent results at home with only basic equipment.

12
Oct
2024

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 12-10-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

13
Oct
2024

Leather Bags

Sun 13-10-2024 7:00 pm -5:00 pm
$950
Leather Bags

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of making a leather bag. Choose from our catalogue of basic bags such as leather totes, handbags, tools bags, satchels, map cases, wallets and more. You’ll go home with a handcrafted leather bag along with the skills to make other leather products.

Suitable for adults and children age 16+

14
Oct
2024

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 14-10-2024 8:00 am - Fri 18-10-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

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.

18
Oct
2024

English Longbows

Fri 18-10-2024 6:00 pm - Sun 20-10-2024 5:00 pm
$950

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

19
Oct
2024

Friction Folding Knives

Sat 19-10-2024 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$550
Friction Folding Knives

Introduction to making a friction folding knife in one day. This one day workshop will help you get started into making pocket knives. 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 friction folder knives with minimal equipment in one day.

20
Oct
2024

Camp Axe

Sun 20-10-2024 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
Camp Axe

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

25
Oct
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 25-10-2024 8:00 am - Sun 27-10-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

01
Nov
2024

Asado BBQ

Fri 01-11-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 03-11-2024 6:00 pm
$1,150
Asado BBQ

A South American tradition, the asado BBQ can also be used to cook in a variety of other BBQ styles, including some you may already be familiar with, that use spits and grills.

Of course, a spectacular BBQ deserves spectacular equipment. Asides from making your own asado BBQ, you’ll also be making a massive stainless steel carving knife out of fine Swedish cutlery steel. Best of all you’ll learn how to use what you make during a BBQ feast on the course.

No BBQ or metalwork experience necessary; this course is suitable for anyone age 16 and up.

01
Nov
2024

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 01-11-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 03-11-2024 5:00 pm
$950

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

04
Nov
2024

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 04-11-2024 8:00 am - Fri 08-11-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

04
Nov
2024

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 04-11-2024 8:00 am - Fri 08-11-2024 5:00 pm
$2,750

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

08
Nov
2024

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 08-11-2024 7:00 pm - Sun 10-11-2024 5:00 pm
$950
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

14
Nov
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 14-11-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

22
Nov
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 22-11-2024 8:00 am - Sun 24-11-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

12
Dec
2024

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-12-2024 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$140

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

13
Dec
2024

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 13-12-2024 8:00 am - Sun 15-12-2024 5:00 pm
$1,550

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

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