At 1910 we now offer full tin smithing facilities for all our clients…

What is tin smithing you're probably asking? It is the age old craft of white smithing or making things, such as buckets, funnels, guttering, shovel heads and a whole host of other household items, which are now made in plastic. Last year our tin smithing supplier closed up shop because of COVID so I purchased … Continue reading At 1910 we now offer full tin smithing facilities for all our clients…

1910 Blacksmithing classes close in Wildes Meadow due to flooding, workshop extensions and ongoing commissions…

AFTER 5 YEARS - BLACKSMITHING CLASSES CLOSE AT 1910 IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS - WILDES MEADOW Unfortunately due to recent flooding, a major workshop extension later this year and large ongoing blacksmithing commissions 1910 will no longer be offering blacksmith courses, however existing bookings will of course be honoured. Thank you for all your support … Continue reading 1910 Blacksmithing classes close in Wildes Meadow due to flooding, workshop extensions and ongoing commissions…

1910 now offers a much wider range of artisan ironwork and vintage restoration…

'We can now offer clients a much bigger, bespoke range of ironwork in the ACT, the Southern highlands the South Coast and Sydney' Says Steve Hogwood, founder of the 1910 brand. Teaching wise we're also now offering a wider range of beginner blacksmithing courses in the Southern Highlands on a regular basis all year round. … Continue reading 1910 now offers a much wider range of artisan ironwork and vintage restoration…

To reproduce period iron work and restore the past – you have to understand it and know how to use the tools they used!

From replicating French balconies to bespoke pieces, there is nothing we cannot make or restore. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our attention to detail, as we're not into mass production but are only interested in producing quality, unique pieces for our clients. Whether it's a restoration project for a heritage building, a new … Continue reading To reproduce period iron work and restore the past – you have to understand it and know how to use the tools they used!

BEWARE OF CHEAP COLD BENT, WELDED COPIES OF TRADITIONAL HAND FORGED IRONWORK…

HAND FORGED BOWRAL - WILDES MEADOW - SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NSW Whether you're looking for something contemporary, traditional or you need something precious restored, we do it all. With over 40 years of experience we produce the real thing not cheap, welded, cold bent imitation copies. That's why our clients trust us! We've restored everything in … Continue reading BEWARE OF CHEAP COLD BENT, WELDED COPIES OF TRADITIONAL HAND FORGED IRONWORK…

Due to demand 1910 Extends it’s 1880s Blacksmith Shop in Wildes Meadow…

Bespoke Ironwork and Blacksmith courses - Bowral -  Southern Highlands NSW - ONLY 90 minutes from Sydney Due to public demand for bespoke, locally made ironwork and people from all walks of life wanting to experience this ancient craft, we have decided to extend the Blacksmith shop in Wildes Meadow, in the magnificent Southern Highlands … Continue reading Due to demand 1910 Extends it’s 1880s Blacksmith Shop in Wildes Meadow…

1910 – HELPING THE KIDS FOR FREE EVERY WEEK…

Bowral Blacksmithing and the PCYC - Police community youth clubs. Here the students including the Police Constable in charge made some very nice trace chain hooks - you can do anything if you put your mind to it :-)) We all talk about helping or in most cases complain about the youth of today - … Continue reading 1910 – HELPING THE KIDS FOR FREE EVERY WEEK…

MADE TO LAST and the modern ARTISAN?

EXPERIENCED BLACKSMITH & BLACKSMITHING CLASSES. LEARN LOW TECH IN WILDES MEADOW - BOWRAL Are we just about to go full circle, from artisan, made by hand products to mass production out of control, where we have to have everything, or is it back to basics and the corner store? Or is it just a fad … Continue reading MADE TO LAST and the modern ARTISAN?

With the Cooler Weather it’s SERIOUS FORGE SOME STEEL TIME!!

BLACKSMITHING  CLASSES BOWRAL SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS Me at the forge - Photograph courtesy of http://www.jgriffithsphotography.com/ There a still a few places left for the 1910 Beginners Blacksmithing Courses on March 9th (but hurry) and March23rd 2019 and April 6th and one place left on April 27th 2019 - but hurry with the cooler weather and the … Continue reading With the Cooler Weather it’s SERIOUS FORGE SOME STEEL TIME!!

Forging the past in Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands, NSW

Bowral Blacksmithing classes A couple of videos from are last class in Wildes Meadow. The 1910 Ironworks prides itself on its traditionally hand forged ironwork and restoring the past. We also run regular blacksmithing classes for budding male or female blacksmiths (we've had two lady smiths now) who want to learn this 2,500 year old … Continue reading Forging the past in Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands, NSW