Blacksmithing Course Details…


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Step back in time…

The last Blacksmith shop closed in Wildes meadow in the late 1950s on the very site of the new Blacksmith shop. There has now probably been a blacksmith shop on this very site in the Southern  Highlands for close to 150 years.

Our Blacksmithing classes BOOK OUT very quickly . However, there are still places available in October and November 2019 and we are taking bookings for 2020, as people like to give a Blacksmithing Course as a Christmas Gift.

Thank you for all the your support and interest by the way over the last two years!! 

So, why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood in an authentic Blacksmith shop from the 1880s and experience how the past was forged. These full day Saturday Blacksmithing Courses are full on, using original equipment and techniques

These courses are also very, very hands on too. Experience the Southern Highlands and enjoy lunch on the veranda of the Blacksmith shop, while you look over the Meadow and then take home the fruits of your labour – everything is supplied and all you have to bring is your smile and your passion to learn about a trade that’s as old as the human race itself, the ‘King of Trades’ as it was called.



Going Hammer and Tong Courses – Beginners

Blacksmith courses start in the Blacksmith Shop at 9.30am sharp and finish at 4.30pm at Wildes Meadow in the magnificent Southern Highlands.

Please note – these day courses are held every week and you can book your course for just $280 all up and inclusive of GST by just contacting me on 0402 481 461 or text or email me on

Here you will learn how to use and control a traditional coke and gas forge, taught basic forging, hammer and tong skills in a traditional 19th Century Village Blacksmith Shop. We’ll also cover basic forging techniques. The session starts at 9.30am sharp and finishes at 4.30pm with half an hour for a light lunch and refreshments*.

All equipment, safety gear, apron, tools and materials are supplied.

Please note *A light lunch and refreshments are inclusive and served on the veranda of the Blacksmith Shop.

You also get to meet other people passionate about this ancient craft and take home your pieces forged on the day.




  • 9.30am arrive at Blacksmith shop/OH&S work practices/equipment issued.
  • 10am, formed into teams we start forging.
  • 12.30pm – Light lunch and refreshments.
  • 1pm we continue forging until 4pm when we review the work and clear up the shop after the day.
  • The all inclusive cost is $280 per student Inc. GST. Payable prior to the class and is only refundable if the class, for what ever reason does not proceed.

These sessions fill fast, as they are small and very hands on. So, it’s first in to secure a place in these classes.


Scheduled Courses 2019 :-

Now booking – October 12th and 26th 2019 – we are also taking bookings for 2020 and you can order a personalised gift certificate too!

Payment options, EFT and Paypal – these details will be emailed to you on confirmation of your email booking.

Hopefully we’ll see you going hammer and tongs very soon! Cheers, Steve.