Upcoming Courses

23
Aug
2019

English Longbows

Fri 23-08-2019 6:00 pm - Sun 25-08-2019 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.

24
Aug
2019

Camp Axes

Sat 24-08-2019 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
Aug
2019

One Day One Knife

Sun 25-08-2019 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
Aug
2019

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 30-08-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 01-09-2019 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.

31
Aug
2019

Essential Blacksmithing

Sat 31-08-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

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

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

06
Sep
2019

Knifemaking

Fri 06-09-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 08-09-2019 6:00 pm
$850

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

07
Sep
2019

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 07-09-2019 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.

07
Sep
2019

Camp Axes

Sat 07-09-2019 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
Sep
2019

Damascus Steel

Sun 08-09-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

09
Sep
2019

Knifemaking

Mon 09-09-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 11-09-2019 6:00 pm
$850

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

12
Sep
2019

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-09-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

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

13
Sep
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 13-09-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 15-09-2019 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
Sep
2019

Straight Razors

Sat 14-09-2019 8:00 am - Sun 15-09-2019 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.

16
Sep
2019

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 16-09-2019 8:00 am - Fri 20-09-2019 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.

20
Sep
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 20-09-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 22-09-2019 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
Sep
2019

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 21-09-2019 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.

22
Sep
2019

One Day One Knife

Sun 22-09-2019 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.

27
Sep
2019

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 27-09-2019 8:00 am - Sun 29-09-2019 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
Sep
2019

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 27-09-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 29-09-2019 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.

29
Sep
2019

Camp Axes

Sun 29-09-2019 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.

01
Oct
2019

Family Blacksmithing

Tue 01-10-2019 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.

10
Oct
2019

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-10-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

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

11
Oct
2019

Knifemaking

Fri 11-10-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 13-10-2019 6:00 pm
$850

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

12
Oct
2019

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 12-10-2019 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
Oct
2019

One Day One Knife

Sat 12-10-2019 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.

13
Oct
2019

Japanese Razors

Sun 13-10-2019 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.

14
Oct
2019

Knifemaking

Mon 14-10-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 16-10-2019 6:00 pm
$850

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

18
Oct
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 18-10-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 20-10-2019 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
Oct
2019

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 18-10-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 20-10-2019 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.

20
Oct
2019

Camp Axes

Sun 20-10-2019 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
Oct
2019

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 21-10-2019 8:00 am - Fri 25-10-2019 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.

24
Oct
2019

ONE-DAY SLÖJD KNIFE MAKING WORKSHOP

Thu 24-10-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
ONE-DAY SLÖJD KNIFE MAKING WORKSHOP

This course is for Spoon Jam 2019 attendees

Learn how to make your own Slöjd Knives at home. During this one-day course you will make a set of your own Slöjd Knives customised to your requirements.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

25
Oct
2019

ONE-DAY SLÖJD KNIFE MAKING WORKSHOP

Fri 25-10-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550
ONE-DAY SLÖJD KNIFE MAKING WORKSHOP

This course is for Spoon Jam 2019 attendees

Learn how to make your own Slöjd Knives at home. During this one-day course you will make a set of your own Slöjd Knives customised to your requirements.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

28
Oct
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 28-10-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 30-10-2019 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.

01
Nov
2019

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 01-11-2019 8:00 am - Sun 03-11-2019 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
Nov
2019

Straight Razors

Sat 02-11-2019 8:00 am - Sun 03-11-2019 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.

02
Nov
2019

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 02-11-2019 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.

03
Nov
2019

Camp Axes

Sun 03-11-2019 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
Nov
2019

Knifemaking

Fri 08-11-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 10-11-2019 6:00 pm
$850

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

08
Nov
2019

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-11-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 10-11-2019 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
Nov
2019

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 11-11-2019 8:00 am - Fri 15-11-2019 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.

14
Nov
2019

Knife sharpening

Thu 14-11-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

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

15
Nov
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 15-11-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 17-11-2019 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
Nov
2019

One Day One Knife

Sat 16-11-2019 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
Nov
2019

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 17-11-2019 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.

18
Nov
2019

Damascus Foundations

Mon 18-11-2019 8:00 am - Fri 22-11-2019 5:00 pm
$3,000

All the knowledge and skills you need to make a variety of Damascus pattern welded steel. You'll develop more ability in one week than you would in a year or two on your own.

18
Nov
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 18-11-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 20-11-2019 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
Nov
2019

English Longbows

Fri 22-11-2019 6:00 pm - Sun 24-11-2019 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.

22
Nov
2019

Knifemaking

Fri 22-11-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 24-11-2019 6:00 pm
$850

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

24
Nov
2019

Camp Axes

Sun 24-11-2019 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.

01
Dec
2019

Canberra Custom Knife Show

Sun 01-12-2019 10:00 am -3:00 pm
$5 at the door

Tharwa Valley Forge is proud to present the 2019 Canberra Custom Knife Show at Cuppacumbalong Homestead in Tharwa ACT. Hundreds of handmade knives for sale, come and meet the makers and talk about their craft. 

Want to Exhibit?

01
Dec
2019

Exhibitors - Canberra Custom Knife Show

Sun 01-12-2019 10:00 am -3:00 pm
$100 per table

Join us at Cuppacumbalong Homestead in Tharwa ACT for the 2019 Canberra Knife Show.

We have recently opened a second 10 acre campus at Cuppacumbalong Homestead, an iconic Canberra heritage landmark. Cuppacumbalong has been closed to public access for over ten years, and its reopening is attracting significant interest from the Canberra community.

In addition to the usual numbers for past Canberra Knife Shows, we are expecting a massive turnout.

02
Dec
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 02-12-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 04-12-2019 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.

06
Dec
2019

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 06-12-2019 8:00 am - Sun 08-12-2019 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.

06
Dec
2019

Knifemaking

Fri 06-12-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 08-12-2019 6:00 pm
$850

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

09
Dec
2019

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 09-12-2019 8:00 am - Fri 13-12-2019 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.

12
Dec
2019

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-12-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

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

13
Dec
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 13-12-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 15-12-2019 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
2019

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 13-12-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 15-12-2019 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
Dec
2019

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 14-12-2019 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.

15
Dec
2019

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 15-12-2019 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.

20
Dec
2019

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 20-12-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 22-12-2019 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
Dec
2019

One Day One Knife

Sat 21-12-2019 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
Dec
2019

Camp Axes

Sun 22-12-2019 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.

09
Jan
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 09-01-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

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

10
Jan
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 10-01-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 12-01-2020 6:00 pm
$850

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

11
Jan
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 11-01-2020 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.

13
Jan
2020

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 13-01-2020 8:00 am - Fri 17-01-2020 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.

17
Jan
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 17-01-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 19-01-2020 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
Jan
2020

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 24-01-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 26-01-2020 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.

25
Jan
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Sat 25-01-2020 8:00 am - Mon 27-01-2020 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
Jan
2020

Camp Axes

Mon 27-01-2020 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.

27
Jan
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Mon 27-01-2020 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.

10
Feb
2020

Damascus Foundations

Mon 10-02-2020 8:00 am - Fri 14-02-2020 5:00 pm
$3,000

All the knowledge and skills you need to make a variety of Damascus pattern welded steel. You'll develop more ability in one week than you would in a year or two on your own.

17
Feb
2020

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 17-02-2020 8:00 am - Fri 21-02-2020 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.

03
Apr
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 03-04-2020 8:00 am - Sun 05-04-2020 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.

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