With July BOOKED OUT, we’ve urgently had to open the shop again on August 4th…

In the July Hammer Tongs Blacksmith course we decided to offer something a little different. That was, to get budding blacksmiths to experience the combination of metal and wood, or interesting ways of utilising forged iron work on timber. Unfortunately this course is now booked out, however we have opened the shop again on August … Continue reading With July BOOKED OUT, we’ve urgently had to open the shop again on August 4th…

Unique Artisan and Heritage precinct – ‘The Stables’ opens in July at Peppers Manor House

Here is a place that will be truly unique in the Southern Highlands of NSW. At 'The Stables' not only will you be able to browse, purchase or commission locally made artisan pieces every weekend, you can also see them being made by different local artisans, every time you visit. Experience the quality of locally … Continue reading Unique Artisan and Heritage precinct – ‘The Stables’ opens in July at Peppers Manor House

The July 7th class is BOOKED OUT – August 4th is your next chance, so don’t miss out, as they fill fast…

This July Hammer Tongs Blacksmith course is going to be something a little different - it's where budding blacksmiths will experience metal meeting wood. Interesting ways of utilising forged iron work on timber. Unfortunately this course is now booked out, however we have opened the shop again in August due to popular demand!! 🙂 Please … Continue reading The July 7th class is BOOKED OUT – August 4th is your next chance, so don’t miss out, as they fill fast…

At the 1910 Ironworks we preserve and restore the past…

Younger No 3 Fuel Stove - made by Fletcher and Son - early 20th century - Sydney This is how the old girls arrive in the workshop... They are then broken down for restoration and parts sourced or made... Parts are replaced for old original parts we have in storage or are re fabricated... The … Continue reading At the 1910 Ironworks we preserve and restore the past…

NEW Blacksmith course, due to popular demand – but only a few places left!! Saturday June 9th

I have penned in another Blacksmith course due to a waiting list and popular demand for another course date. So here it is, book today, or you could miss out! As we keep the classes small, so places are very limited. Work in an authentic 1880s Village Blacksmiths Shop… Why not join us and step back … Continue reading NEW Blacksmith course, due to popular demand – but only a few places left!! Saturday June 9th

The May 5th Intermediate – Part 1 Blacksmith course booked out…

Work in an authentic 1880s Village Blacksmiths Shop… Why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood in an authentic Blacksmith shop from the 1880s and experience how the past was forged. Our last course in the Meadow was lots of fun...and the calibre of work for beginners was exceptional! Learn about … Continue reading The May 5th Intermediate – Part 1 Blacksmith course booked out…

Fire | Forge | Froth – 28th April 2018 – Booked out!

https://wildfoodadventures.com.au/daytours/ Check out this amazing day tour out from Wild Food Adventures  https://wildfoodadventures.com.au/ This is artisan heaven – starting the day at the Blacksmith Shop at 1910 Ironworks and forging in fire your own fire poker, twisted skewer or ‘S’ hook in a 3 hour workshop. Followed by lunch prepared by an award winning chef … Continue reading Fire | Forge | Froth – 28th April 2018 – Booked out!

The first Blacksmith courses in Wildes Meadow for over 60 years…booked out!!

Step back in time... The last Blacksmith shop closed in Wildes meadow in the late 1950s on the very site of the new rebuilt Blacksmith shop. There has now probably been a blacksmith teaching blacksmithing and supporting the local community on this very site in the Southern  Highlands for close on 150 years. the Blacksmith … Continue reading The first Blacksmith courses in Wildes Meadow for over 60 years…booked out!!

Is it time to go back to basics?

I grew up just after WWII, and times were lean in the UK, you just made do, but there was always the local smithy up the road where I used to drop in on the way home from school and watch this mountain of a man shoe the big draft horses with hooves the size … Continue reading Is it time to go back to basics?

Another 100 year old fuel stove gets restored from the ground up!

You have to treat these old timers with respect and care,  This Younger No 3 stove build in the late 19 century is being pulled out for restoration, as it needs a new oven, ash box, ash grill and the back damper is worn out. It's an art restoring a fuel stove that's over a … Continue reading Another 100 year old fuel stove gets restored from the ground up!