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…

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…

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

A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very BIG THANK YOU for an amazing year!!

BLACKSMITH BOWRAL AREA - SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS Anne - Marie, my first Lady Smith and she was great, talk about sort the men out from the boys! Thank you all for such an amazing year - Great clients from all walks of life from around the Southern Highlands and the country and my students! Well, what … Continue reading A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very BIG THANK YOU for an amazing year!!

6 COST EFFECTIVE ARTISAN GIFT SUGGESTIONS for the Festive Season…

Blacksmith Bowral Area 1. DECORATIVE HOOKS - Butchers or decorative, hand forged hooks for the kitchen, garden or man cave - From $25 each plus shipping... 2. 'MAN HANDLES' -  Here's something for the man who has everything. Perfect for the shed, back of the ute or Man Cave - From $20 each, handmade nails are extra … Continue reading 6 COST EFFECTIVE ARTISAN GIFT SUGGESTIONS for the Festive Season…

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!

OK, so what is a Bodger? Or what would you be doing if you were Bodging?

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?

I love to promote true crafts people and Tim is one of them…

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/