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 4th due to popular demand!! 🙂 and once again we will be exploring the combination of timber and metal…

Please note we also keep the classes small, so places are very limited.

Work in an authentic 1880s Village Blacksmiths Shop…

Why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood, a seasoned Blacksmith in an authentic Blacksmith shop from the 1880s and experience how the past was forged.

Please note – These courses were designed for beginners and budding blacksmiths and are adapted on the day to fit individual learning needs.

The August Hammer & Tongs Blacksmith courses have been very successful, and we’re now in our 6th month and going strong thanks to you and the interest coming back to the old crafts.

The black smithing classes started in Wildes Meadow nearly 6 months ago and have proved very popular locally, attracting enthusiasts from the  ACT,  South Coast, interstate and Sydney.
I keep the classes reasonably priced and small – that is, to a maximum of x5 students per session, this is for safety reasons and one on one tuition.
We pack a lot into a day and the $240 fee for the day includes everything. All safety gear, equipment, and steel, and a light lunch is served on the veranda of the Blacksmith shop, where you can relax among the rolling hills of the Meadow – all you have to bring along is your passion and enthusiasm.
The new August 4th course is now open, but they fill fast from a waiting list and a very strong interest in Blacksmithing and the old artisan crafts.
I have been asked to do another Beginners course too, however, I still break the students up according to experience and requirements – Such as, the next course in August comprises of :-
Fire/heat control of the forge, scrolling work, splitting and drawing out for making door furniture, hot riveting, nail and spike making. There will also be a choice of tool making as well that will be offered on the day – That’s if I feel you’re experienced enough to try and make your first pair of tongs for your shop. 
All inclusive cost per course is $240 per student Inc. GST and lunch. 
Payable prior to the class to secure your place and is only refundable if the class, for what ever reason does not proceed.
These classes are very popular and I only run one a month, given work commitments. The July course filled in just over a week and I now have a waiting list. So, if you wish to book, let me know ASAP so as I can secure you a place in August.
Once again, many thanks for all your support and interest in bringing these old crafts bacxk to life for future generations. Hopefully we’ll see you on Saturday August 4th in a fun filled blacksmithing class.
Cheers, Steve.
You can also contact me direct on:-

0402 481 461  stephen.hogwood@optusnet.com.au

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