Blacksmith courses for Saturday September 1st and 15th – almost booked out.

We are now taking our last remaining bookings for September 1st and 15th ‘Going Hammer & Tongs’ classes!! These last remaining places will not not last, so hurry to secure a place.

Ournext blacksmith courses will be listed for October 2018 very soon.

In our next series of classes in September we will be exploring how you make tools for your own shop, such as making tongs, drifts, hammers, punches, cold sets, hot sets and the art of forging and fabrication.

Here’s what some of the students had to say…

These blacksmith classes are a fantastic day out. Steve is a fantastic craftsman, a great instructor and (thankfully) a very patient man 😂. Get along and learn this fantastic ancient trade. Would make a great fathers days present !!  Greg Berrell / Wollongong   

“A very enjoyable day” Garry Studd – Carpenter and Cabinet maker / Bowral

“I had an amazing day and learnt so much” Dave Read / Carpenter / Robertson

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

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Work in an authentic 1880s Village Blacksmiths Shop…

Why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood, a Master 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 are now booked out. We’re now in our 8th month and going strong, thanks to you and the growing interest and artisans returning to the old crafts.

The black smithing classes started in Wildes Meadow over 7 months ago now and have proved very popular locally, attracting enthusiasts from the  ACT,  South Coast, interstate and Sydney.
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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 September courses are still 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 series in September, which comprise of :-
Fire/heat control of the forge, drawing out, upsetting, hot riveting, forging nails/spikes and making a selection of blacksmith tools.
 
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 now run two courses a month, given work commitments. New courses listed usually fill in just over a week and I now unfortunately have a waiting list. So, if you wish to book, let me know ASAP so as I can secure you a place in the last few remaining spots in the September courses.
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 September the 1st or on the15th for an informative 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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