Blacksmithing Courses

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The 1910 Ironworks is now an artisan hub and a place where the old crafts are being preserved and utilised in todays throw away, land fill society.

That is why the 1910 Ironworks. is now offering in the artisan space traditional Blacksmithing courses in a beautifully restored 1880s blacksmith shop in Wildes Meadow NSW. Here you will learn about the Village Blacksmith’s craft in the traditional sense, as spot welding doesn’t exist here. Just hot forging, forge welding, making your own tools, hot riveting, punching, collaring and how to manage hot steel with a set of tongs you’ve made yourself on a traditional London Pattern anvil.

Most of the Blacksmith tools you’ll be using are original too, sourced from around the country. We keep our courses small too for one on one tuition and we’ve been running a selection of the these courses throughout 2019. Needless to say they are becoming very popular and book out fast.

 

In fact the very first 1910 Blacksmith classes in the restored shop took place in back February 2017. I look forward to seeing you at one our classes very soon. You can contact me direct at  stephen.hogwood@optusnet.com.au  or ring me on 0402 481 461 as we’re now taking bookings for October 2019, but numbers are strictly limited, so it’s first in best dressed.

Everything is supplied too, aprons, safety goggles, gloves, steel and all equipment, along with light refreshments, and are courses are designed for beginners and or budding blacksmiths. The full day courses cover forge control, hammer and tong work on the anvil, splitting, scrolling, forge welding and much more!!

Please contact me ASAP if you’re interested, as these courses fill very fast

Steve +61 402 481 461  stephen.hogwood@optusnet.com.au