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18
Sep
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 18-09-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 20-09-2020 6:00 pm
$850

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

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19
Sep
2020

Camp Axes

Sat 19-09-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

19
Sep
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 19-09-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

19
Sep
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 19-09-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

20
Sep
2020

Family Sculpture

Sun 20-09-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$700 per pair

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculpture course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

20
Sep
2020

One Day One Knife

Sun 20-09-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

20
Sep
2020

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 20-09-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$450

Imagine your own custom leather apron made from heavy duty, premium leather. It fits you perfectly and has the right pockets, for the right tools, in the right places. That’s what this course is all about.

Learn how to make leather aprons by making your very own custom apron on this one day course.

These leather workshop aprons are tough. They are ideal for blacksmiths, bladesmiths, woodworkers, or anyone who spends time in a workshop, studio or garage.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

21
Sep
2020

Bowie Knifemaking

Mon 21-09-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 23-09-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make your own custom Bowie Knife. This is a course for people who want to make a BIG knife.

It is an intermediate course, suitable for those with good workshop skills or experienced knifemakers who want to take their knifemaking to the next level. You will need to have made a few knives before taking on this next challenge. This course will teach you the pitfalls and secrets to success behind making these iconic outdoor knives.

21
Sep
2020

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 21-09-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 23-09-2020 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

25
Sep
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 25-09-2020 8:00 am - Sun 27-09-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

26
Sep
2020

Japanese Razors

Sat 26-09-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

Traditional Japanese straight razors, Kamisori, have been used for centuries to provide an outstanding shave. Their off-set hollow ground blade make a very keen edge. This one day course takes you through the process of making two kamisori as well as a stand and a strop.

27
Sep
2020

One Day One Knife

Sun 27-09-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

27
Sep
2020

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 27-09-2020 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

28
Sep
2020

Teen Blacksmithing

Mon 28-09-2020 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.

28
Sep
2020

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 28-09-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 30-09-2020 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

28
Sep
2020

First Responders' Sculpture

Mon 28-09-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 30-09-2020 5:00 pm
$850
First Responders' Sculpture

This course is only for scholarship recipients from The Cuppacumbalong Foundation

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This two-day course teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere and an armature based sculpture.

29
Sep
2020

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 29-09-2020 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.

01
Oct
2020

Teen Blacksmithing

Thu 01-10-2020 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.

02
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 02-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 04-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

03
Oct
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 03-10-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

08
Oct
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 08-10-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

09
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 09-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 11-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

09
Oct
2020

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 09-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 11-10-2020 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

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.

11
Oct
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 11-10-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

12
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 12-10-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 14-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

12
Oct
2020

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 12-10-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 14-10-2020 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

12
Oct
2020

First Responders' Leatherwork

Mon 12-10-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 14-10-2020 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Leatherwork

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take leatherwork courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

This is a two day course where students learn basic leatherwork skills by creating accessories they will use during their day-to-day service as first responders.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

16
Oct
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 16-10-2020 8:00 am - Sun 18-10-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

16
Oct
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 16-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 18-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

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

19
Oct
2020

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 19-10-2020 8:00 am - Fri 23-10-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

19
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 19-10-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 21-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

23
Oct
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-10-2020 8:00 am - Sun 25-10-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

24
Oct
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 24-10-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

25
Oct
2020

Camp Axes

Sun 25-10-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

25
Oct
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 25-10-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

25
Oct
2020

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sun 25-10-2020 9:00 am -3:00 pm
$250
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an experienced teacher about setting up to make sheaths at home.

26
Oct
2020

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 26-10-2020 8:00 am - Fri 30-10-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

26
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 26-10-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 28-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

30
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 30-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 01-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

31
Oct
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 31-10-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

31
Oct
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 31-10-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

31
Oct
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 31-10-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

01
Nov
2020

Damascus Steel

Sun 01-11-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

Introduction to Damascus steel making - Forge welding, drawing billets out, pattern construction and acid etching.

02
Nov
2020

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 02-11-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 04-11-2020 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

06
Nov
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 06-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 08-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

07
Nov
2020

Straight Razors

Sat 07-11-2020 8:00 am - Sun 08-11-2020 5:00 pm
$850

Carbon Fibre Straight Razor

Make the last razor you will ever use - a razor that if properly cared for will be handed down across generations.

There's a reason people still go to the barber for a Straight Razor shave. Disposable razors are convenient, but the results can't compare to a Straight Razor.

Also known as a "Cut Throat", a Straight Razor will virtually melt the hair off your face. Despite its keen edge, a Straight Razor is just as safe as a disposable razor when used with correct technique.

08
Nov
2020

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 08-11-2020 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

12
Nov
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-11-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

13
Nov
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 13-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 15-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

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

14
Nov
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 14-11-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

14
Nov
2020

Custom Leather Aprons

Sat 14-11-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$450

Imagine your own custom leather apron made from heavy duty, premium leather. It fits you perfectly and has the right pockets, for the right tools, in the right places. That’s what this course is all about.

Learn how to make leather aprons by making your very own custom apron on this one day course.

These leather workshop aprons are tough. They are ideal for blacksmiths, bladesmiths, woodworkers, or anyone who spends time in a workshop, studio or garage.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

15
Nov
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 15-11-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

15
Nov
2020

Camp Axes

Sun 15-11-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

15
Nov
2020

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sun 15-11-2020 9:00 am -3:00 pm
$250
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an experienced teacher about setting up to make sheaths at home.

16
Nov
2020

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 16-11-2020 8:00 am - Fri 20-11-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

20
Nov
2020

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 20-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 22-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang outdoor knives together with two custom fitted Kydex sheaths. Whether you are hunting, camping, fishing or out field in the military, these knives won't let you down. At the end of this course you'll walk away with two outstanding handmade knives ready to wear on your belt.

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they haven't used tools before. If you're a knifemaker, this course will take the mystery out of working with stainless and show you how to get consistent results at home with only basic equipment.

20
Nov
2020

Asado BBQ

Fri 20-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 22-11-2020 6:00 pm
$1,050
Asado BBQ

A South American tradition, the asado BBQ can also be used to cook in a variety of other BBQ styles, including some you may already be familiar with, that use spits and grills.

Of course, a spectacular BBQ deserves spectacular equipment. Asides from making your own asado BBQ, you’ll also be making a massive stainless steel carving knife out of fine Swedish cutlery steel. Best of all you’ll learn how to use what you make during a BBQ feast on the course.

No BBQ or metalwork experience necessary; this course is suitable for anyone age 16 and up.

23
Nov
2020

Bowie Knifemaking

Mon 23-11-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 25-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make your own custom Bowie Knife. This is a course for people who want to make a BIG knife.

It is an intermediate course, suitable for those with good workshop skills or experienced knifemakers who want to take their knifemaking to the next level. You will need to have made a few knives before taking on this next challenge. This course will teach you the pitfalls and secrets to success behind making these iconic outdoor knives.

27
Nov
2020

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 27-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 29-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Weekend introduction to making a slip joint folder. Covering design grinding, spring mechanisms, heat treating and sharpening of two folding knives.

28
Nov
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 28-11-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

29
Nov
2020

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 29-11-2020 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.

02
Dec
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Wed 02-12-2020 8:00 am - Fri 04-12-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

04
Dec
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 04-12-2020 8:00 am - Sun 06-12-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

05
Dec
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 05-12-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

07
Dec
2020

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 07-12-2020 8:00 am - Fri 11-12-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

10
Dec
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-12-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

11
Dec
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-12-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 13-12-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

12
Dec
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 12-12-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

12
Dec
2020

Custom Leather Aprons

Sat 12-12-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$450

Imagine your own custom leather apron made from heavy duty, premium leather. It fits you perfectly and has the right pockets, for the right tools, in the right places. That’s what this course is all about.

Learn how to make leather aprons by making your very own custom apron on this one day course.

These leather workshop aprons are tough. They are ideal for blacksmiths, bladesmiths, woodworkers, or anyone who spends time in a workshop, studio or garage.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

13
Dec
2020

Camp Axes

Sun 13-12-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

13
Dec
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 13-12-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

14
Dec
2020

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 14-12-2020 8:00 am - Fri 18-12-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

14
Dec
2020

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 14-12-2020 8:00 am - Fri 18-12-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

18
Dec
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 18-12-2020 7:00 pm -6:00 pm
$850

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

18
Dec
2020

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 18-12-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 20-12-2020 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

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.

19
Dec
2020

Family Sculpture

Sat 19-12-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$700 per pair

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculpture course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

20
Dec
2020

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 20-12-2020 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

05
Jan
2021

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 05-01-2021 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.

07
Jan
2021

Teen Blacksmithing

Thu 07-01-2021 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.

08
Jan
2021

One Day One Knife

Fri 08-01-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

08
Jan
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-01-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 10-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

08
Jan
2021

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-01-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 10-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang outdoor knives together with two custom fitted Kydex sheaths. Whether you are hunting, camping, fishing or out field in the military, these knives won't let you down. At the end of this course you'll walk away with two outstanding handmade knives ready to wear on your belt.

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they haven't used tools before. If you're a knifemaker, this course will take the mystery out of working with stainless and show you how to get consistent results at home with only basic equipment.

09
Jan
2021

Family Sculpture

Sat 09-01-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$700 per pair

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculpture course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

10
Jan
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 10-01-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

10
Jan
2021

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 10-01-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$450

Imagine your own custom leather apron made from heavy duty, premium leather. It fits you perfectly and has the right pockets, for the right tools, in the right places. That’s what this course is all about.

Learn how to make leather aprons by making your very own custom apron on this one day course.

These leather workshop aprons are tough. They are ideal for blacksmiths, bladesmiths, woodworkers, or anyone who spends time in a workshop, studio or garage.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

11
Jan
2021

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 11-01-2021 8:00 am - Fri 15-01-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

11
Jan
2021

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 11-01-2021 8:00 am - Fri 15-01-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

12
Jan
2021

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 12-01-2021 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.

14
Jan
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 14-01-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

15
Jan
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 15-01-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 17-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

15
Jan
2021

Bowie Knifemaking

Fri 15-01-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 17-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Make your own custom Bowie Knife. This is a course for people who want to make a BIG knife.

It is an intermediate course, suitable for those with good workshop skills or experienced knifemakers who want to take their knifemaking to the next level. You will need to have made a few knives before taking on this next challenge. This course will teach you the pitfalls and secrets to success behind making these iconic outdoor knives.

17
Jan
2021

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 17-01-2021 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.

22
Jan
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 22-01-2021 8:00 am - Sun 24-01-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

24
Jan
2021

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 24-01-2021 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

25
Jan
2021

Teen Blacksmithing

Mon 25-01-2021 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.

25
Jan
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 25-01-2021 7:00 pm - Wed 27-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

26
Jan
2021

Camp Axes

Tue 26-01-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

26
Jan
2021

One Day One Knife

Tue 26-01-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

30
Jan
2021

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 30-01-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

31
Jan
2021

Damascus Steel

Sun 31-01-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

Introduction to Damascus steel making - Forge welding, drawing billets out, pattern construction and acid etching.

05
Feb
2021

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 05-02-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 07-02-2021 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

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.

05
Feb
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 05-02-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 07-02-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

08
Feb
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 08-02-2021 8:00 am - Fri 12-02-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

11
Feb
2021

Knife sharpening

Thu 11-02-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

12
Feb
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 12-02-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 14-02-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

13
Feb
2021

Straight Razors

Sat 13-02-2021 8:00 am - Sun 14-02-2021 5:00 pm
$850

Carbon Fibre Straight Razor

Make the last razor you will ever use - a razor that if properly cared for will be handed down across generations.

There's a reason people still go to the barber for a Straight Razor shave. Disposable razors are convenient, but the results can't compare to a Straight Razor.

Also known as a "Cut Throat", a Straight Razor will virtually melt the hair off your face. Despite its keen edge, a Straight Razor is just as safe as a disposable razor when used with correct technique.

19
Feb
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 19-02-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 21-02-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

20
Feb
2021

One Day One Knife

Sat 20-02-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

21
Feb
2021

Camp Axes (2)

Sun 21-02-2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes (2)

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

26
Feb
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 26-02-2021 8:00 am - Sun 28-02-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

05
Mar
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 05-03-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 07-03-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

05
Mar
2021

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 05-03-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 07-03-2021 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

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.

08
Mar
2021

Damascus Foundations

Mon 08-03-2021 8:00 am - Fri 12-03-2021 5:00 pm
$3,000

All the knowledge and skills you need to make a variety of Damascus pattern welded steel. You'll develop more ability in one week than you would in a year or two on your own.

08
Mar
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 08-03-2021 7:00 pm - Thu 11-03-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

15
Mar
2021

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 15-03-2021 8:00 am - Fri 19-03-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

19
Mar
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 19-03-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 21-03-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

09
Apr
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 09-04-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 11-04-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

10
Apr
2021

One Day One Knife

Sat 10-04-2021 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

12
Apr
2021

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 12-04-2021 8:00 am - Fri 16-04-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

16
Apr
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 16-04-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 18-04-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

23
Apr
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-04-2021 8:00 am - Sun 25-04-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

24
Apr
2021

Straight Razors

Sat 24-04-2021 8:00 am - Sun 25-04-2021 5:00 pm
$850

Carbon Fibre Straight Razor

Make the last razor you will ever use - a razor that if properly cared for will be handed down across generations.

There's a reason people still go to the barber for a Straight Razor shave. Disposable razors are convenient, but the results can't compare to a Straight Razor.

Also known as a "Cut Throat", a Straight Razor will virtually melt the hair off your face. Despite its keen edge, a Straight Razor is just as safe as a disposable razor when used with correct technique.

30
Apr
2021

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 30-04-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 02-05-2021 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

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.

07
May
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 07-05-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 09-05-2021 6:00 pm
$850

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

14
May
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 14-05-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 16-05-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

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