Limited 1910 Blacksmithing classes resume in June 2020…Needless to say social distancing will be adhered too.

BLACKSMITHING CLASSES SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS - WILDES MEADOW As from June 2020 we will be resuming our very popular blacksmithing classes. Two date available  on the 13th and 27th June. We're limiting the classes to a maximum of x4 people because of social distancing and safety. The forging will take place outside the Blacksmith shop in … Continue reading Limited 1910 Blacksmithing classes resume in June 2020…Needless to say social distancing will be adhered too.

Blacksmith – Power Hammer Classes have been suspended until September 2020 in the ACT and Southern Highlands.

RESTORING THE PAST WITH THE PAST... 1910 IRONWORKS BOWRAL AREA SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NSW Finding a smaller power hammer (in this case a trip hammer) for teaching has taken me close on 3 years. I had landed one this time last year and unfortunately it slipped through my fingers. But this baby is now safely sitting … Continue reading Blacksmith – Power Hammer Classes have been suspended until September 2020 in the ACT and Southern Highlands.

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!

We’ve made Blacksmithing safe for 10 year olds…

Bowral - southern highlands - WILDES MEADOW BLACKSMITHING CLASSES My budding blacksmith is only ten and here I'm showing him how to strike very hot steel on an anvil for the first time. One on one tuition - I had three young boys with dad at the forge all day and not one  injury or … Continue reading We’ve made Blacksmithing safe for 10 year olds…

Artisan Blacksmith courses for Beginners only 90 minutes from Sydney and Canberra…

Bespoke Ironwork and Blacksmith courses - Bowral -  Southern Highlands NSW - ONLY 90 minutes from Sydney & Canberra. People from all walks of life are yearning to experience artisan crafts and the lost trades, and the ancient craft of Blacksmithing is no exception. That why 1910 offers the fundamentals in Blacksmithing in fun courses … Continue reading Artisan Blacksmith courses for Beginners only 90 minutes from Sydney and Canberra…

NEW 1910 Master Class – Tool Making using a Spring Hammer 17/18 August 2019 Only!

Bowral - Sydney - Wildes Meadow - Blacksmith - Artisan What an amazing year it's been - who said blacksmithing was a dead artisan art, far from it! Even though the NSW Department of Education as of 2019 no longer recognise it as a profession. The interest in the old crafts, self sufficiency and sustainability … Continue reading NEW 1910 Master Class – Tool Making using a Spring Hammer 17/18 August 2019 Only!

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…

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

Corporate Team building and Beginners Blacksmith courses at Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands

Corporate Team building and Blacksmithing is unique at Wildes Meadow, just outside Bowral I love teaching people this ancient art, because the craft of Blacksmithing is as old as the human race. Why is it called the King of trades? Well, with out a Blacksmith you had no tools, or your machinery and tools repaired … Continue reading Corporate Team building and Beginners Blacksmith courses at Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands