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…

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

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!!

At the 1910 Ironworks we preserve and restore the past…

Younger No 3 Fuel Stove - made by Fletcher and Son - early 20th century - Sydney This is how the old girls arrive in the workshop... They are then broken down for restoration and parts sourced or made... Parts are replaced for old original parts we have in storage or are re fabricated... The … Continue reading At the 1910 Ironworks we preserve and restore the past…

Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…

Step back in time... Three classes booked already and March 3rd 2018 looks as if it will be booked out by early next week. Thank you for all the your support and interest by the way!! Why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood in an authentic Blacksmith shop from the 1880s … Continue reading Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…

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…

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.”

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.”

We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?

Once upon a time in a kitchen far far away, and in the not so distant past we were far more sustainable, fitter and left a much smaller carbon footprint - so what happened?? Well this happened, after the second world war consumerism became, and is still epidemic... ..we discovered another word and way of … Continue reading We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?

The Enteprise Sausage stuffer and juicer…and how to make Tofu!

  Adorable Antique Enterprise Sausage Stuffer in 3 Sizes: Nos 35, 31, 25 (8, 6, 4 Qts) This is such a great collection of those hand operated machines. They're getting very rare now and hard to find in this sort of condition, and the galvanised iron ones are ever rarer!! https://youtu.be/lcpxO-sWn3w This video (Part 1 of the … Continue reading The Enteprise Sausage stuffer and juicer…and how to make Tofu!