Tharwa Valley Forge
We have been teaching people how to create amazing things since 2003
Each year we run over 100 courses and are the largest school of our type in the world. Our award-winning instructors are among the best in Australia and our 10 acre campus ensures an incomparable experience.

Featured Courses

Sun 17-11-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

A lot of people want to get into blacksmithing - only a very small percentage are successful learning on their own.

Learn more in a day than you would spending a year or two floundering around by yourself. Build muscle memory so you know that you’re hitting right. Get an idea of how metal behaves when different processes are applied.

Mon 25-11-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 27-11-2019 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

Sun 08-12-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

A lot of people want to get into blacksmithing - only a very small percentage are successful learning on their own.

Learn more in a day than you would spending a year or two floundering around by yourself. Build muscle memory so you know that you’re hitting right. Get an idea of how metal behaves when different processes are applied.

Mon 13-01-2020 9:00 am -4:30 pm
$250

One day introduction to Blacksmithing for younger people. This challenging class is for 12 - 16 year olds. Experience the excitement of moving hot metal with hammers and other tools. A great way to get started on your blacksmithing journey.

Mon 20-01-2020 9:00 am -4:30 pm
$250

One day introduction to Blacksmithing for younger people. This challenging class is for 12 - 16 year olds. Experience the excitement of moving hot metal with hammers and other tools. A great way to get started on your blacksmithing journey.

Mon 20-01-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 22-01-2020 5:00 pm
$850

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

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