The June Blacksmith class is almost booked out, so we’ve just added one more on July 7th

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. Please note we also keep the classes small, so places are very limited. Work in an authentic 1880s Village Blacksmiths Shop… Why … Continue reading The June Blacksmith class is almost booked out, so we’ve just added one more on July 7th

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!

Bruce Pryor Potter & Master Craftsman joins the 1910 Artisan Hub…

Bruce Pryor joins the artisan hub at 1910. Other local artisans and craftsman and ladies will be added to this hub over the coming weeks and months, and it costs you nothing to participate - it's FREE!!! You get to change content and add events if and when you like and you can opt out … Continue reading Bruce Pryor Potter & Master Craftsman joins the 1910 Artisan Hub…

Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…

Step back in time... Three classes booked already and March 3rd 2018 looks as if it will be booked out by early next week. Thank you for all the your support and interest by the way!! Why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood in an authentic Blacksmith shop from the 1880s … Continue reading Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…