FREE 1910 Artisan Hub – calling for entries!

At 1910 we're forming an Artisan Hub online - it costs you nothing and you get to see everything before it's posted on the 1910 site. You can run videos too. Why are we doing this? Because it's all about collaboration, Australian Made, made to last and unique items. Australian artisans and artists helping other … Continue reading FREE 1910 Artisan Hub – calling for entries!

There’s nothing we can’t restore or make in metal by hand…

The 1910 Ironworks can create, make or restore most things. Below are just a few of the projects we have completed for our very satisfied clients in 2017... This commission (x20 handmade metal tomato stakes) was interesting and the product has now become one we produce on a regular basis for our clients. You can … Continue reading There’s nothing we can’t restore or make in metal by hand…

Blacksmith shop from the 1880s found on the new 1910 Ironworks site…

Original Blacksmith tools, horse shoes, rabbit traps and hand made metal pieces from the dig around the new blacksmith shop foundations and adjacent paddock. Now preserved in the new shop. The old bridge at Wildes Meadow showing the original stables, holding pens for the horses and original blacksmith shop in the background circa 1910. The … Continue reading Blacksmith shop from the 1880s found on the new 1910 Ironworks site…

More beginners Blacksmith courses offered due to demand…

Going Hammer and Tong Courses - Beginners These pure artisan courses are for beginners interested in delving into the art of traditional Blacksmithing and are limited to 8 students – We start the day in the Blacksmith Shop at 9.30am sharp in Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands at the 1910 Ironworks. Here you will learn how … Continue reading More beginners Blacksmith courses offered due to demand…

The NEW 1910 Iron Works Blacksmith Shop is now restored, fully operational…and open for business

Here are some shots of the new fully restored 1880s Blacksmith Shop in Wildes Meadow. Now open for business and classes. In fact the first Blacksmith classes start in February this year #highlandharvestfeasts and #wildfoodadventures and we're now taking bookings, but numbers are strictly limited, so it's first in best dressed. Everything is supplied too, … Continue reading The NEW 1910 Iron Works Blacksmith Shop is now restored, fully operational…and open for business

The 1910 site is changing…

Due to popular demand and the times, the 1910 site is now becoming the go to artisan site. Here we will still be sharing knowledge on food preservation, the fermenting of food, the harvesting of organic heirloom produce, gardening with traditional tools but we'll also encompassing the other crafts now making a return to popular culture around … Continue reading The 1910 site is changing…

Welcome to the Angry Summer!!

Photo courtesy of the Epoch Times The Angry Summer has broken 205 records and more extreme weather is yet to come!! Climate Council of Australia reports By Penny Timms, Wednesday March 8, 2017 - 00:56 EDT If you thought the weather over this past summer was off the charts, you weren't imagining things. The summer of … Continue reading Welcome to the Angry Summer!!

OK, what do you do with a semi-trailer load of Triffids??

As a Chef and avid gardener, I just love growing things, but it's become 'The Day of The Triffids' in the vegetable plot in Wildes Meadow. Towering green giants are bursting into bloom and casting vast shadows across the garden and on the verge of marching across the countryside, not to mention the semi-trailer load of artichokes … Continue reading OK, what do you do with a semi-trailer load of Triffids??

At 1910 a roaring fire is something else…

Keeping the home fires burning... When you live in the bush (Southern Highlands of NSW) you try your best to be as sustainable as possible and warmth is an area to address in this neck of the woods most years. Keeping warm is a must through a bitter Southern Highlands winter, plus the fact my other half … Continue reading At 1910 a roaring fire is something else…

Before electricity we had water-powered sowing machines and a water driven egg-beater?

Tap power and Water Motors A late nineteenth-century water motor with one side of the casing removed. Few people in the western world realise that they have an extra power source available in their household, workshop or factory: tap water. Just before the arrival of electricity at the end of the nineteenth century, water motors were widely … Continue reading Before electricity we had water-powered sowing machines and a water driven egg-beater?