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12
Apr
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 12-04-2021 8:00 am - Fri 16-04-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

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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16
Apr
2021

Damascus Steel

Fri 16-04-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

16
Apr
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 16-04-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 18-04-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

16
Apr
2021

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 16-04-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 18-04-2021 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.

17
Apr
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 17-04-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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
Apr
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Mon 19-04-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 21-04-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

22
Apr
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 22-04-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

23
Apr
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-04-2021 8:00 am - Sun 25-04-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

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
Apr
2021

Straight Razors

Sat 24-04-2021 8:00 am - Sun 25-04-2021 5:00 pm
$850

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.

25
Apr
2021

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 25-04-2021 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

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.

26
Apr
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 26-04-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 28-04-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

30
Apr
2021

One Day One Knife

Fri 30-04-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

30
Apr
2021

English Longbows

Fri 30-04-2021 6:00 pm - Sun 02-05-2021 5:00 pm
$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.

30
Apr
2021

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 30-04-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 02-05-2021 5:00 pm
$850
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.

02
May
2021

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 02-05-2021 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.

03
May
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 03-05-2021 8:00 am - Fri 07-05-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

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
May
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 07-05-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 09-05-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

07
May
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 07-05-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 09-05-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

08
May
2021

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sat 08-05-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$350
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.

09
May
2021

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 09-05-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$450

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+

09
May
2021

Family Sculpture

Sun 09-05-2021 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.

10
May
2021

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 10-05-2021 8:00 am - Fri 14-05-2021 5:00 pm
$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.

13
May
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 13-05-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

14
May
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 14-05-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 16-05-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

15
May
2021

Camp Axes

Sat 15-05-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

15
May
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 15-05-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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
May
2021

One Day One Knife

Sun 16-05-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

17
May
2021

First Responders' Sculpture

Mon 17-05-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 19-05-2021 5:00 pm
$850
First Responders' Sculpture

This course is only for scholarship recipients from The Cuppacumbalong Foundation

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 two-day course 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 and an armature based sculpture.

17
May
2021

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 17-05-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 19-05-2021 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

21
May
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 21-05-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 23-05-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

22
May
2021

One Day One Knife

Sat 22-05-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

23
May
2021

Japanese Razors

Sun 23-05-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$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 through the process of making two kamisori as well as a stand and a strop.

23
May
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 23-05-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

24
May
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Mon 24-05-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 26-05-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

24
May
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 24-05-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 26-05-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

27
May
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 27-05-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

28
May
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 28-05-2021 8:00 am - Sun 30-05-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

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.

28
May
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 28-05-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 30-05-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

04
Jun
2021

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 04-06-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 06-06-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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.

04
Jun
2021

First Responders' Leatherwork

Fri 04-06-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 06-06-2021 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Leatherwork

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take leatherwork courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

This is a two day course where students learn basic leatherwork skills by creating accessories they will use during their day-to-day service as first responders.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

04
Jun
2021

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 04-06-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 06-06-2021 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

05
Jun
2021

Essential Blacksmithing

Sat 05-06-2021 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.

06
Jun
2021

Camp Axes

Sun 06-06-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

07
Jun
2021

One Day One Knife

Mon 07-06-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

07
Jun
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 07-06-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 09-06-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

10
Jun
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-06-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

11
Jun
2021

One Day One Knife

Fri 11-06-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

11
Jun
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 11-06-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 13-06-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

12
Jun
2021

Damascus Steel

Sat 12-06-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

13
Jun
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 13-06-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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
Jun
2021

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sun 13-06-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

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+

14
Jun
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 14-06-2021 8:00 am - Fri 18-06-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

18
Jun
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 18-06-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 20-06-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

19
Jun
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 19-06-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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
Jun
2021

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sat 19-06-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$350
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.

19
Jun
2021

One Day One Knife

Sat 19-06-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

20
Jun
2021

Family Sculpture

Sun 20-06-2021 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.

20
Jun
2021

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 20-06-2021 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

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.

21
Jun
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 21-06-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 23-06-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

24
Jun
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 24-06-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

25
Jun
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 25-06-2021 8:00 am - Sun 27-06-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

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.

25
Jun
2021

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 25-06-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 27-06-2021 5:00 pm
$850
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.

29
Jun
2021

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 29-06-2021 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.

02
Jul
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 02-07-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 04-07-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

05
Jul
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 05-07-2021 8:00 am - Fri 09-07-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

06
Jul
2021

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 06-07-2021 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.

08
Jul
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 08-07-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

09
Jul
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 09-07-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 11-07-2021 5:00 pm
$850

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

10
Jul
2021

One Day One Knife

Sat 10-07-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

11
Jul
2021

Camp Axes

Sun 11-07-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

11
Jul
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 11-07-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

12
Jul
2021

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 12-07-2021 8:00 am - Fri 16-07-2021 5:00 pm
$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.

16
Jul
2021

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 16-07-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 18-07-2021 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.

16
Jul
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 16-07-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 18-07-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

19
Jul
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 19-07-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 21-07-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

22
Jul
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 22-07-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

23
Jul
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-07-2021 8:00 am - Sun 25-07-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

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.

25
Jul
2021

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 25-07-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$450

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+

30
Jul
2021

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 30-07-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 01-08-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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.

30
Jul
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 30-07-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 01-08-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

31
Jul
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 31-07-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

01
Aug
2021

Camp Axes

Sun 01-08-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

06
Aug
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 06-08-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 08-08-2021 5:00 pm
$850

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

09
Aug
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 09-08-2021 8:00 am - Fri 13-08-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

13
Aug
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 13-08-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 15-08-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

14
Aug
2021

One Day One Knife

Sat 14-08-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

14
Aug
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 14-08-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

20
Aug
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 20-08-2021 8:00 am - Sun 22-08-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

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.

20
Aug
2021

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 20-08-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 22-08-2021 5:00 pm
$850
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.

22
Aug
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 22-08-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

23
Aug
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 23-08-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 25-08-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

27
Aug
2021

English Longbows

Fri 27-08-2021 6:00 pm - Sun 29-08-2021 5:00 pm
$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.

13
Sep
2021

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 13-09-2021 8:00 am - Fri 17-09-2021 5:00 pm
$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.

17
Sep
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 17-09-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 19-09-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

24
Sep
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 24-09-2021 8:00 am - Sun 26-09-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

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.

25
Sep
2021

One Day One Knife

Sat 25-09-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$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.

26
Sep
2021

Camp Axes

Sun 26-09-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
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.

08
Oct
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-10-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 10-10-2021 5:00 pm
$850

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

11
Oct
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 11-10-2021 8:00 am - Fri 15-10-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

15
Oct
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 15-10-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 17-10-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

22
Oct
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 22-10-2021 8:00 am - Sun 24-10-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

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
Nov
2021

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 15-11-2021 8:00 am - Fri 19-11-2021 5:00 pm
$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.

19
Nov
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 19-11-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 21-11-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

10
Dec
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 10-12-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 12-12-2021 6:00 pm
$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.

13
Dec
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 13-12-2021 8:00 am - Fri 17-12-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

29
Apr
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 29-04-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 01-05-2022 5:00 pm
$850
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.

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