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19
Nov
2018

Mon 19-11-2018 8:00 am - Fri 23-11-2018 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

2,500 $ 2
23
Nov
2018

Fri 23-11-2018 8:00 am - Sun 25-11-2018 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel. 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 knives with the steel.

1,400 $
24
Nov
2018

Sat 24-11-2018 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$500
Introduction to Coppersmithing (Adult)

Copper was the first metal used by artisans in antiquity because of its softness, beauty and ease of use. It is still used today for a wide range of purposes.

In this intensive one-day course for adults, you will learn how to hand-forge copper jewellery, developing the skills to create your own distinctive style.

The course goes from 8am – 5pm and you will go home with three hand-forged, ready-to-wear pieces.

500 $ 3
26
Nov
2018

Mon 26-11-2018 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

500 $
02
Dec
2018

Sun 02-12-2018 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$5 at the door

Tharwa Valley Forge is proud to present the 2018 Canberra Custom Knife Show at Cuppacumbalong Homestead in Tharwa ACT. Hundreds of handmade knives for sale, come and meet the makers and talk about their craft. 

Want to Exhibit?

5 $
02
Dec
2018

Sun 02-12-2018 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$100 per table

Join us at Cuppacumbalong Homestead in Tharwa ACT for the 2018 Canberra Knife Show.

We have recently opened a second 10 acre campus at Cuppacumbalong Homestead, an iconic Canberra heritage landmark. Cuppacumbalong has been closed to public access for over ten years, and its reopening is attracting significant interest from the Canberra community.

In addition to the usual numbers for past Canberra Knife Shows, we are expecting a massive turnout.

100 AUD 20
07
Dec
2018

Fri 07-12-2018 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$550

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

550 $
07
Dec
2018

Fri 07-12-2018 7:00 pm - Sun 09-12-2018 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

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

850 $
08
Dec
2018

Sat 08-12-2018 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

500 $ 2
09
Dec
2018

Sun 09-12-2018 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

500 $
10
Dec
2018

Mon 10-12-2018 8:00 am - Fri 14-12-2018 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

2,500 $
13
Dec
2018

Thu 13-12-2018 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$100

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

100 $ 3
14
Dec
2018

Fri 14-12-2018 7:00 pm - Sun 16-12-2018 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

850 $
14
Dec
2018

Fri 14-12-2018 7:00 pm - Sun 16-12-2018 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

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

850 $
11
Jan
2019

Fri 11-01-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$550

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

550 $ 4
11
Jan
2019

Fri 11-01-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 13-01-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

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

850 $
13
Jan
2019

Sun 13-01-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

500 $ 4
14
Jan
2019

Mon 14-01-2019 8:00 am - Fri 18-01-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

2,500 $
14
Jan
2019

Mon 14-01-2019 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

250 $ 6
17
Jan
2019

Thu 17-01-2019 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

250 $ 6
17
Jan
2019

Thu 17-01-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$100

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

100 $ 6
18
Jan
2019

Fri 18-01-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 20-01-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

850 $
18
Jan
2019

Fri 18-01-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 20-01-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

The tactical knife is the ultimate survival tool in extreme conditions. This extensive weekend workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn knifemaking skills, but to put them into practice making two tactical knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

850 $ 1
21
Jan
2019

Mon 21-01-2019 8:00 am - Fri 25-01-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

2,500 $ 2
21
Jan
2019

Mon 21-01-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$500

Forming a Kydex sheathThis course is ideal for anyone who wants to make Kydex sheaths and holsters at home, wether for their own equipment or to sell to others. Bring two of your favorite knives and walk away with two sheaths, another small project of your own choosing, and the knowledge of how make a wide variety of other Kydex projects as well as how to make your own Kydex manufacturing equipment.

500 $ 4
25
Jan
2019

Fri 25-01-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 27-01-2019 5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$850
Stainless Fishing Knives

This two-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamentals of working with stainless steel as well as how to make knives using stock removal techniques.

The stock removal process makes knives by grinding them out of steel blanks. No forging or hammering is used in the method. It is a great way to get into knifemaking as it needs much less equipment.

850 $ 2
26
Jan
2019

Sat 26-01-2019 8:00 am - Mon 28-01-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

1,400 $
28
Jan
2019

Mon 28-01-2019 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

500 $
01
Feb
2019

Fri 01-02-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 03-02-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

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

850 $ 3
03
Feb
2019

Sun 03-02-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$550

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

550 $ 2
04
Feb
2019

Mon 04-02-2019 8:00 am - Fri 08-02-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

2,500 $ 2
08
Feb
2019

Fri 08-02-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 10-02-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

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

850 $ 2
14
Feb
2019

Thu 14-02-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$100

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

100 $ 6
15
Feb
2019

Fri 15-02-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 17-02-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

850 $
15
Feb
2019

Fri 15-02-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 17-02-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

The tactical knife is the ultimate survival tool in extreme conditions. This extensive weekend workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn knifemaking skills, but to put them into practice making two tactical knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

850 $ 4
22
Feb
2019

Fri 22-02-2019 8:00 am - Sun 24-02-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

1,400 $ 2
24
Feb
2019

Sun 24-02-2019 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

500 $
04
Mar
2019

Mon 04-03-2019 8:00 am - Thu 07-03-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$2,500
Integral Key Hole Bolster Masterclass

Integral keyhole hilt knife with ABS Mastersmith Rodrigo Sfreddo. This is an intensive four day residential master class for experienced knifemakers only. Regiistration on this will be through application.

 

2,500 $ 2
08
Mar
2019

Fri 08-03-2019 6:00 pm - Sun 10-03-2019 5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$850

To see a strung bow bent is to see a once dead thing come to life. In this comprehensive weekend long workshop you will fashion a longbow of sustainable Australian hardwood and beautiful bamboo, custom crafted to your own specifications. You will learn the theory, science and art of turning dead timber into dynamic and fearsome longbows. You will also learn how to craft bowstrings, and if you don't already know - be introduced to the rewarding pursuit of shooting a longbow. You may also get the chance to craft some archer's accessories to enhance your archery experience.

850 $ 4
08
Mar
2019

Fri 08-03-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 10-03-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

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

850 $ 3
11
Mar
2019

Mon 11-03-2019 8:00 am - Fri 15-03-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

2,500 $ 2
14
Mar
2019

Thu 14-03-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$100

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

100 $ 6
15
Mar
2019

Fri 15-03-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 17-03-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

850 $
16
Mar
2019

Sat 16-03-2019 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$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.

500 $ 3
22
Mar
2019

Fri 22-03-2019 8:00 am - Sun 24-03-2019 5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

1,400 $ 4
22
Mar
2019

Fri 22-03-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 24-03-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

The tactical knife is the ultimate survival tool in extreme conditions. This extensive weekend workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn knifemaking skills, but to put them into practice making two tactical knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

850 $ 4
29
Mar
2019

Fri 29-03-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 31-03-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

850 $
05
Apr
2019

Fri 05-04-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 07-04-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$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.

850 $ 4
07
Apr
2019

Sun 07-04-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$550

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

550 $ 4
12
Apr
2019

Fri 12-04-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 14-04-2019 6:00 pm
Tharwa Valley Forge
Tharwa Valley Forge
11 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620
$850

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

850 $ 4
19
Apr
2019

Fri 19-04-2019 8:00 am - Tue 23-04-2019 5:00 pm
Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong
21 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia
$3,000

A five-day Viking festival of making and feasting. Forge your own knives, helmet, axe, shield and other Viking tools. All-inclusive price covers food, classes, and camping in luxury Viking-themed tents.

3,000 $

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