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!
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…
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…
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
Dissecting the Dream of the 1890s: A date with the late Victorians I just had to share this fantastic article by Lisa Hix — When Vox published Sarah A. Chrisman’s essay in September, “I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it,” it sparked an Internet furor. In the piece—a tease for her new … Continue reading Dissecting the Dream of the 1890s in the USA – “That’s the thing about romanticising the past. We love it only when it’s the most privileged version of the past.”
Bodging In many dictionaries you will not find the word bodging, bodgers or bodger. You might find the word bodge, meaning to botch or mend clumsily. However, actually a bodger was a skilled craftsman that made chair legs and braces. The craft of bodging goes back about five hundred years but I am unaware of … Continue reading OK, so what is a Bodger? Or what would you be doing if you were Bodging?
Check out Tim on instagram, one the few lasting crafts people who make things once to last a lifetime. No made in China here, just hand made with pride in Robertson, Southern Highlands NSW. https://instagram.com /ansons_knives_and_stuff/
https://youtu.be/QCT4Irh1qJA Long before modern Kitchen appliances, the cast iron kitchen grinder or Grister was King in most Australian kitchens! It ground your coffee and a host of other things. So, Mr Low Tech road tested the Enterprise 750 Corn Grinder/Grister from 1895 in the magnificent Southern Highlands of Australia and he talks about what to … Continue reading Mr Low-Tech road tests an original Enterprise 1895 Grinder/Grister
Given we live in an era of ever increasing expensive Hi tech answers to everything, there is an ever increasing Low tech alternative to any solution. Mr Low Tech here from 1910, will be presenting a road test on an Enterprise 750 1898 Grister, a household name in the closing days of the 19th century. We'll talk … Continue reading Tomorrow we road test a 1898 Enterpise, grister/coffee grinder! Why? Because Low Tech is cool again.