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03
Oct
2022

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 03-10-2022 8:00 am - Fri 07-10-2022 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.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

04
Oct
2022

Defence Families' Blacksmithing

Tue 04-10-2022 9:00 am -5:00 am
Scholarship

This is a one-day basic course designed to bring people family members together to work on a project. The projects are designed to be something that a the family will go on to use together. It is suitable for young people aged 12-16 years and adults.  1 Adult and 1 young person per family.

At the end of the course, each pair of participants will have produced their choice of either:

A set of hand-forged family steak knives

OR

A cooking set for cooking over a campfire

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

04
Oct
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Tue 04-10-2022 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.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

06
Oct
2022

Defence Families' Blacksmithing

Thu 06-10-2022 9:00 am -5:00 am
Scholarship

This is a one-day basic course designed to bring people family members together to work on a project. The projects are designed to be something that a the family will go on to use together. It is suitable for young people aged 12-16 years and adults.  1 Adult and 1 young person per family.

At the end of the course, each pair of participants will have produced their choice of either:

A set of hand-forged family steak knives

OR

A cooking set for cooking over a campfire

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

07
Oct
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Fri 07-10-2022 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.

07
Oct
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 07-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 09-10-2022 5:00 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
Oct
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 08-10-2022 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
Oct
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sat 08-10-2022 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.

09
Oct
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 09-10-2022 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.

09
Oct
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 09-10-2022 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.

10
Oct
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 10-10-2022 8:00 am - Fri 14-10-2022 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.

13
Oct
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 13-10-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

14
Oct
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 14-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 16-10-2022 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
Oct
2022

Straight Razors

Sat 15-10-2022 8:00 am - Sun 16-10-2022 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.

16
Oct
2022

Damascus Steel

Sun 16-10-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

21
Oct
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 21-10-2022 8:00 am - Sun 23-10-2022 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.

21
Oct
2022

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 21-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 23-10-2022 6:00 pm
$850

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

22
Oct
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sat 22-10-2022 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.

23
Oct
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 23-10-2022 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.

24
Oct
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 24-10-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 26-10-2022 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.

28
Oct
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 28-10-2022 8:00 am - Sun 30-10-2022 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.

28
Oct
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 28-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 30-10-2022 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.

04
Nov
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 04-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 06-11-2022 5:00 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.

04
Nov
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 04-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 06-11-2022 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.

05
Nov
2022

Family Sculpture

Sat 05-11-2022 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.

07
Nov
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 07-11-2022 8:00 am - Fri 11-11-2022 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
Nov
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-11-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

11
Nov
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 13-11-2022 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
Nov
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 12-11-2022 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.

13
Nov
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 13-11-2022 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
Nov
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 13-11-2022 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.

18
Nov
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 18-11-2022 8:00 am - Sun 20-11-2022 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.

19
Nov
2022

Friction Folding Knives

Sat 19-11-2022 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500
Friction Folding Knives

Introduction to making a friction folding knife in one day. This one day workshop will help you get started into making pocket knives. 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 friction folder knives with minimal equipment in one day.

20
Nov
2022

One Day One Knife

Sun 20-11-2022 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
Nov
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 21-11-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 23-11-2022 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.

25
Nov
2022

English Longbows

Fri 25-11-2022 6:00 pm - Sun 27-11-2022 5:00 pm
$850

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

26
Nov
2022

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sat 26-11-2022 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$350
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.

27
Nov
2022

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sun 27-11-2022 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+

05
Dec
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 05-12-2022 8:00 am - Fri 09-12-2022 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.

08
Dec
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 08-12-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

09
Dec
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 09-12-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 11-12-2022 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
Dec
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 09-12-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 11-12-2022 5:00 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
Dec
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 10-12-2022 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.

11
Dec
2022

Decorative Blacksmithing Introduction

Sun 11-12-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

Iron rose on an anvilLearn how to coax steel into organic shapes on this one-day course. Our experienced instructors will introduce you to using fullers and hammers to form organic shapes, culminating in the creation of a spectacular iron rose. This course is ideal for both absolute beginners looking to try blacksmithing and blacksmiths who are seeking to broaden their repertoire under the guidance of an expert.

12
Dec
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 12-12-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 14-12-2022 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.

16
Dec
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 16-12-2022 8:00 am - Sun 18-12-2022 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.

17
Dec
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 17-12-2022 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.

18
Dec
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 18-12-2022 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.

18
Dec
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 18-12-2022 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.

06
Jan
2023

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 06-01-2023 8:00 am - Sun 08-01-2023 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.

08
Jan
2023

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 08-01-2023 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.

09
Jan
2023

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 09-01-2023 8:00 am - Fri 13-01-2023 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.

10
Jan
2023

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 10-01-2023 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.

12
Jan
2023

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-01-2023 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

13
Jan
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 13-01-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 15-01-2023 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.

13
Jan
2023

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 13-01-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 15-01-2023 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.

14
Jan
2023

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 14-01-2023 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
Jan
2023

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 14-01-2023 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+

15
Jan
2023

Custom Leather Aprons

Sun 15-01-2023 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
Jan
2023

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 15-01-2023 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.

16
Jan
2023

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 16-01-2023 8:00 am - Fri 20-01-2023 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.

16
Jan
2023

Friction Folding Knives

Mon 16-01-2023 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500
Friction Folding Knives

Introduction to making a friction folding knife in one day. This one day workshop will help you get started into making pocket knives. 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 friction folder knives with minimal equipment in one day.

20
Jan
2023

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 20-01-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 22-01-2023 5:00 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.

22
Jan
2023

Camp Axes

Sun 22-01-2023 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.

22
Jan
2023

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 22-01-2023 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.

24
Jan
2023

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 24-01-2023 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.

26
Jan
2023

Straight Razors

Thu 26-01-2023 8:00 am - Fri 27-01-2023 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.

26
Jan
2023

One Day One Knife

Thu 26-01-2023 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
Jan
2023

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 27-01-2023 8:00 am - Sun 29-01-2023 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.

27
Jan
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 27-01-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 29-01-2023 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
Jan
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 30-01-2023 7:00 pm - Wed 01-02-2023 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
Feb
2023

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 03-02-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 05-02-2023 5:00 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.

03
Feb
2023

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 03-02-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 05-02-2023 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.

03
Feb
2023

Leather Bags

Fri 03-02-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 05-02-2023 5:00 pm
$850
Leather Bags

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of making a leather bag. Choose from our catalogue of basic bags such as leather totes, handbags, tools bags, satchels, map cases, wallets and more. You’ll go home with a handcrafted leather bag along with the skills to make other leather products.

Suitable for adults and children age 16+

05
Feb
2023

Damascus Steel

Sun 05-02-2023 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

09
Feb
2023

Knife sharpening

Thu 09-02-2023 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

10
Feb
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 10-02-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 12-02-2023 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.

13
Feb
2023

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 13-02-2023 8:00 am - Fri 17-02-2023 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.

13
Feb
2023

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 13-02-2023 8:00 am - Fri 17-02-2023 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.

17
Feb
2023

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 17-02-2023 8:00 am - Sun 19-02-2023 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.

18
Feb
2023

One Day One Knife

Sat 18-02-2023 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.

19
Feb
2023

Camp Axes

Sun 19-02-2023 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
Feb
2023

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 19-02-2023 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.

24
Feb
2023

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 24-02-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 26-02-2023 6:00 pm
$850

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

24
Feb
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 24-02-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 26-02-2023 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
Feb
2023

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sun 26-02-2023 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$350
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
Feb
2023

Family Sculpture

Sun 26-02-2023 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.

09
Mar
2023

Knife sharpening

Thu 09-03-2023 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

10
Mar
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 10-03-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 12-03-2023 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.

13
Mar
2023

Friction Folding Knives

Mon 13-03-2023 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500
Friction Folding Knives

Introduction to making a friction folding knife in one day. This one day workshop will help you get started into making pocket knives. 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 friction folder knives with minimal equipment in one day.

13
Mar
2023

Sculptural Spheres

Mon 13-03-2023 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.

13
Mar
2023

Teen Blacksmithing

Mon 13-03-2023 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.

17
Mar
2023

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 17-03-2023 8:00 am - Sun 19-03-2023 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.

18
Mar
2023

One Day One Knife

Sat 18-03-2023 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.

19
Mar
2023

Camp Axes

Sun 19-03-2023 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.

24
Mar
2023

English Longbows

Fri 24-03-2023 6:00 pm - Sun 26-03-2023 5:00 pm
$850

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

24
Mar
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 24-03-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 26-03-2023 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
Mar
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 31-03-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 02-04-2023 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
Mar
2023

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 31-03-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 02-04-2023 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.

14
Apr
2023

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 14-04-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 16-04-2023 6:00 pm
$850

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

14
Apr
2023

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 14-04-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 16-04-2023 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.

21
Apr
2023

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 21-04-2023 8:00 am - Sun 23-04-2023 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.

21
Apr
2023

English Longbows

Fri 21-04-2023 6:00 pm - Sun 23-04-2023 5:00 pm
$850

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

28
Apr
2023

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 28-04-2023 7:00 pm - Sun 30-04-2023 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.

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