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28
Jan
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 28-01-2022 8:00 am - Sun 30-01-2022 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.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

30
Jan
2022

Decorative Blacksmithing Introduction

Sun 30-01-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

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.

31
Jan
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 31-01-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 02-02-2022 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
Jan
2022

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Mon 31-01-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 02-02-2022 6:00 pm
$850

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

04
Feb
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 04-02-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 06-02-2022 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.

04
Feb
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 04-02-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 06-02-2022 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.

05
Feb
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 05-02-2022 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.

06
Feb
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 06-02-2022 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.

07
Feb
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 07-02-2022 8:00 am - Fri 11-02-2022 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
Feb
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 07-02-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 09-02-2022 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

10
Feb
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-02-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

11
Feb
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-02-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 13-02-2022 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.

12
Feb
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 12-02-2022 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.

12
Feb
2022

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 12-02-2022 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+

13
Feb
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 13-02-2022 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.

13
Feb
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 13-02-2022 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.

14
Feb
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Mon 14-02-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 16-02-2022 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.

14
Feb
2022

First Responders' Sculpture

Mon 14-02-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 16-02-2022 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.

14
Feb
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 14-02-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 16-02-2022 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

18
Feb
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 18-02-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 20-02-2022 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.

18
Feb
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 18-02-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 20-02-2022 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.

19
Feb
2022

Custom Leather Aprons

Sat 19-02-2022 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+

20
Feb
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 20-02-2022 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
Feb
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 21-02-2022 8:00 am - Fri 25-02-2022 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.

24
Feb
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 24-02-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

25
Feb
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 25-02-2022 8:00 am - Sun 27-02-2022 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
Feb
2022

One Day One Knife

Fri 25-02-2022 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
Feb
2022

Straight Razors

Sat 26-02-2022 8:00 am - Sun 27-02-2022 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.

27
Feb
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 27-02-2022 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.

28
Feb
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Mon 28-02-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 02-03-2022 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.

07
Mar
2022

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 07-03-2022 8:00 am - Fri 11-03-2022 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

07
Mar
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 07-03-2022 8:00 am - Fri 11-03-2022 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.

10
Mar
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-03-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

11
Mar
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-03-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 13-03-2022 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
Mar
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 13-03-2022 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
Mar
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 13-03-2022 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.

14
Mar
2022

One Day One Knife

Mon 14-03-2022 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
Mar
2022

Camp Axes

Mon 14-03-2022 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.

14
Mar
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Mon 14-03-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 16-03-2022 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.

18
Mar
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 18-03-2022 8:00 am - Sun 20-03-2022 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.

18
Mar
2022

English Longbows

Fri 18-03-2022 6:00 pm - Sun 20-03-2022 5:00 pm
$850

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
Mar
2022

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sat 19-03-2022 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.

20
Mar
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 20-03-2022 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.

21
Mar
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Mon 21-03-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 23-03-2022 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.

23
Mar
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Wed 23-03-2022 7:00 pm - Fri 25-03-2022 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

25
Mar
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 25-03-2022 8:00 am - Sun 27-03-2022 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
Mar
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 25-03-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 27-03-2022 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
Mar
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 27-03-2022 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.

28
Mar
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 28-03-2022 8:00 am - Fri 01-04-2022 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.

28
Mar
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 28-03-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 30-03-2022 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.

02
Apr
2022

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sat 02-04-2022 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.

03
Apr
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 03-04-2022 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.

04
Apr
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 04-04-2022 8:00 am - Fri 08-04-2022 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.

04
Apr
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 04-04-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 06-04-2022 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

08
Apr
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 08-04-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 10-04-2022 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
Apr
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-04-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 10-04-2022 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
Apr
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 09-04-2022 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.

09
Apr
2022

Custom Leather Aprons

Sat 09-04-2022 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+

10
Apr
2022

Decorative Blacksmithing Introduction

Sun 10-04-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

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.

11
Apr
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Mon 11-04-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 13-04-2022 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.

14
Apr
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 14-04-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

15
Apr
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 15-04-2022 8:00 am - Sun 17-04-2022 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
Apr
2022

One Day One Knife

Fri 15-04-2022 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.

16
Apr
2022

Camp Axes

Sat 16-04-2022 8:00 am - Sat 09-04-2022 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.

16
Apr
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Sat 16-04-2022 7:00 pm - Mon 18-04-2022 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.

17
Apr
2022

Family Sculpture

Sun 17-04-2022 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.

18
Apr
2022

One Day One Knife

Mon 18-04-2022 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.

19
Apr
2022

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 19-04-2022 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.

21
Apr
2022

Teen Blacksmithing

Thu 21-04-2022 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.

22
Apr
2022

One Day One Knife

Fri 22-04-2022 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.

22
Apr
2022

Damascus Steel

Fri 22-04-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

23
Apr
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Sat 23-04-2022 8:00 am - Mon 25-04-2022 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.

23
Apr
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Sat 23-04-2022 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.

24
Apr
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 24-04-2022 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
Apr
2022

One Day One Knife

Sun 24-04-2022 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.

25
Apr
2022

Camp Axes

Mon 25-04-2022 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.

25
Apr
2022

Teen Blacksmithing

Mon 25-04-2022 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.

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.

29
Apr
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 29-04-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 01-05-2022 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
2022

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 30-04-2022 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+

01
May
2022

Damascus Steel

Sun 01-05-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

01
May
2022

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 01-05-2022 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+

02
May
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 02-05-2022 8:00 am - Fri 06-05-2022 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.

06
May
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 06-05-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 08-05-2022 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.

07
May
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 07-05-2022 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.

08
May
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 08-05-2022 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
May
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 08-05-2022 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.

09
May
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 09-05-2022 8:00 am - Fri 13-05-2022 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.

12
May
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-05-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

13
May
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 13-05-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 15-05-2022 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
May
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 13-05-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 15-05-2022 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
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 15-05-2022 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.

20
May
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 20-05-2022 8:00 am - Sun 22-05-2022 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
May
2022

One Day One Knife

Fri 20-05-2022 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.

21
May
2022

Straight Razors

Sat 21-05-2022 8:00 am - Sun 22-05-2022 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.

22
May
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 22-05-2022 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.

23
May
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 23-05-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 25-05-2022 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
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 27-05-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 29-05-2022 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.

28
May
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 28-05-2022 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.

28
May
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 28-05-2022 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.

30
May
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 30-05-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 01-06-2022 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

03
Jun
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 03-06-2022 8:00 am - Sun 05-06-2022 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.

03
Jun
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 03-06-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 05-06-2022 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.

04
Jun
2022

Family Sculpture

Sat 04-06-2022 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.

06
Jun
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 06-06-2022 8:00 am - Fri 10-06-2022 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.

06
Jun
2022

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 06-06-2022 8:00 am - Fri 10-06-2022 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

10
Jun
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 10-06-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 12-06-2022 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
Jun
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 10-06-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 12-06-2022 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.

11
Jun
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 11-06-2022 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
Jun
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 12-06-2022 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.

17
Jun
2022

English Longbows

Fri 17-06-2022 6:00 pm - Sun 19-06-2022 5:00 pm
$850

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
Jun
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 17-06-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 19-06-2022 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.

17
Jun
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 17-06-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 19-06-2022 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.

20
Jun
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 20-06-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 22-06-2022 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
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 24-06-2022 8:00 am - Sun 26-06-2022 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.

27
Jun
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 27-06-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 29-06-2022 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
Jun
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 30-06-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

01
Jul
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 01-07-2022 8:00 am - Sun 03-07-2022 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.

01
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 01-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 03-07-2022 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
Jul
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 04-07-2022 8:00 am - Fri 08-07-2022 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.

08
Jul
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 10-07-2022 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
2022

One Day One Knife

Sun 10-07-2022 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.

15
Jul
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 15-07-2022 8:00 am - Sun 17-07-2022 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
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 15-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 17-07-2022 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.

18
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 18-07-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 20-07-2022 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
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 22-07-2022 8:00 am - Sun 24-07-2022 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.

29
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 29-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 31-07-2022 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.

29
Jul
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 29-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 31-07-2022 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.

05
Aug
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 05-08-2022 8:00 am - Sun 07-08-2022 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.

05
Aug
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 05-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 07-08-2022 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
Aug
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 08-08-2022 8:00 am - Fri 12-08-2022 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.

08
Aug
2022

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 08-08-2022 8:00 am - Fri 12-08-2022 5:00 pm
$2,500

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.

12
Aug
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 12-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 14-08-2022 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.

13
Aug
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 13-08-2022 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
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 14-08-2022 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.

19
Aug
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 19-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 21-08-2022 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
Aug
2022

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 19-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 21-08-2022 6:00 pm
$850

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

26
Aug
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 26-08-2022 8:00 am - Sun 28-08-2022 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.

02
Sep
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 02-09-2022 8:00 am - Sun 04-09-2022 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.

09
Sep
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 09-09-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 11-09-2022 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
Sep
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 10-09-2022 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.

16
Sep
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 16-09-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 18-09-2022 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.

23
Sep
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-09-2022 8:00 am - Sun 25-09-2022 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.

23
Sep
2022

English Longbows

Fri 23-09-2022 6:00 pm - Sun 25-09-2022 5:00 pm
$850

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.

14
Oct
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 14-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 16-10-2022 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.

21
Oct
2022

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 21-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 23-10-2022 6:00 pm
$850

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

04
Nov
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 04-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 06-11-2022 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
Nov
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 13-11-2022 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.

25
Nov
2022

English Longbows

Fri 25-11-2022 6:00 pm - Sun 27-11-2022 5:00 pm
$850

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.

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